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Freezer starting dripping water and now it is defrosting. How did this happen

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Sanyo side by side door fridge is not defrosting, what to do?


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If there is never any water in the drip pan under the refrigerator it is not defrosting and the evaporator drain line may be stopped up. Side by Side refrigerators cool the freezer first and send a small amount of cold air to the refrigerator side. To start defrost the defrost timer stops the compressor and all fans. Next it turns on the defrost heater. This melts the ice/frost off the freezer coils. The water drips down the drain line to the drain pan under the unit. If the defrost heater raises the temperature too high the defrost termination thermostat turns the heaters off. When the defrost timer finishes it turns off the heaters and turns the compressor and fans back on. If the drain line clogs with food the water does not drain out and when the compressor starts again the water freezes. If this keeps happening the ice gets higher and bigger until it clogs the coils and the freezer does not get cold. If the defrost termination thermostat turns off the defrost heaters too soon all the frost is not melted from the coils. And the coils soon clog and the freezer gets too warm. No defrost usually means either a bad defrost timer, a clogged drain line, a bad defrost termination thermostat or some combination of the three.
If the drain line is not stopped up you can try this.
Remove all food from freezer and refrigerator, open the doors and unplug the cord. Wait 30 hours for all the frost to melt.
Keep the doors open and the cord unplugged the whole time. Empty the drain pan to keep it from over flowing. After 30 hours plug it back in and wait for 1/2 cup of water to turn to ice in the freezer. Then you can put the food back in. The problem can return if the unit is not defrosting. Or you can call a service technician.

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Excess water drips throughout freezer during defrost cycle


CALL Chas&Son,s at 570-379-0993 and they will come out the same day no less okay

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When freezer is defrosting...


Remove the food and the ice maker from the freezer ( if equiped ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line . Use an ALUMINUM solid wire , 14-16 guage , with the insulation completely off , and insert one end into the drain hole as far as possible without any force . Wrap the other end about 1 1/2 to 2 turns , around the black rod (defrost heater) , above the hole . When refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer from the heater , to the wire , keeping the hole from freezing up again .

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WATER FREEZES ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FREEZER


I have an LG armoire style fridge/freezer and it had lots ice in the bottom and would eventually drip onto the floor. The problem was with the defrost controller. The moisture that enters the freezer when it is opened condenses and freezes on the freezer coil/fins. There is a heating element that sits under this coil which gets turned on by the defrost controller to melt the frost/ice. As the frost/ice melts it drips into a metal tray which channels the water to a drain hole to have it drop into the drip tray underneath the unit for it to evaporate. The problem is that the before the water has time to leave the freezer, it freezes thereby plugging up the drain hole and thus causing subsequent defrost cycles to have the water flow into the bottom of the freezer where it freezes. Eventually the bottom of the freezer fills up with enough ice for the melted water to flow onto the floor. I had my defrost controller replaced (just outside the warranty period!) and it worked for about 1-month and then same thing happened again. Instead of paying for another defrost controller that would probably not work 100% my serviceman used the old paper-clip trick. He took a paper clip, stretched it out and then wrapped one end around the heating element and placed the other end into the drain hole. Thus when the heating element comes on the paper clip keeps the drain hole warm/hot and prevents the water from freezing. It has been 9 months since this fix and I haven't had any ice pooling in bottom of the freezer.

When I had the problem and started diagnosing it I opened up the freezer, pulled out the racks, draws, and eventually the door. Then I removed the ice maker and then a few screws and carefully removed the back white wall panel disconnecting the fan and any other electrical connections. Behind the panel you will see the cooling coil/fins, the heating element, the drip pan, and drain hole. Most likely you will see a sheet of ice everywhere. The best way to remove the ice is to boil a bunch of water in a tea kettle and slowly pour it on the ice to get it to melt so that you can start breaking out the pieces. Have a sponge and bucket ready to remove the water as the ice starts to melt. Eventually you should get all of the ice removed and get the drain hole unplugged. After all the ice is removed, you still need to fix the real problem by replacing the defrost controller, using the paper clip trick, or both.

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Water dripping in the freezer We have side by side kenmore fridge and freezer and filtered water. I just opened the freezer and heard dripping of water behind back cover. It sounded as water is hitting...


this IS normall. the freezer is just in defrost cycle. the heat elements are on and defrosting the evaporator. you are hearing the water hitting the elements and running to the drain. this is normall, does it every day, just the first time you happen to notice it. shane

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General electric 5.0 chest freezer has water coming all over the floor.


The reason this happens is because the defrost timer is not turning back on when it needs to, causing the freezer to thou out and overfill the drip tray sitting on top of the compressor. A new defrost timer should be available from the local refrigeration wholesalers in your area.

May 11, 2009 | General Electric Chest Freezer FCM5SU

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Evaporator coil in freezer red hot and water dripping on it.


This normal operation. Happens twice a day to defrost the freezer coils. Last about 20 minutes.

May 02, 2009 | Kenmore Freezers

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Freezer is dripping water into the fridge


If your refrigerator has a ice maker or not I think the drain is clogged for the defrost water. We may need to unplug and look behind the freeze back wall to see what is happening. If you would please see if you can find the model number so I can help you better, Thanks Sea Breeze
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Sound of water dripping on something hot


don't worry about it. there is a defrost heater to melt ice off the evaporator when in defrost mode. happens about every eight hours. the sizzling noise is water dripping on the heater

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The most likely is that the door was not closed properly, this is very common on this model, what happens is that the door closes against the freezer contens and therefore appears closed, this allows warm air into the unit which starts to melt the ice, if this should happen again it is a good idea to completely defrost overnight with the doors open and then re start the next morning as ice often builds up behind the rear panel. Regards Advisor

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