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Drain pan over flows weekly,i'm thinking defrost cycle is running to much.

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Excess frost is building in the evaporation compartment. Air from outside causes this. Look for worn door gaskets or ill closing doors. To make your doors close tighter elevate the front of the machine slightly.

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Freezer when on defrost cycle does not drain but runs back into the base of the freezer and then refreezes. When next defrost water runs out over the floor.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

Unplug it and do the messy (water) manual defrost by directing a fan into the freezer compartment with the contents removed for just over 2 hours. The reason for the 2 hours is you have to also defrost the frozen drain funnel under the evaporator coils

Remove the fiberboard cover in the back and use a shop vac to empty the drip pan contents. Make sure to clean off the very end of the compartment drain tube as they tend to get nasty. Once you have this clean... revers air flow... i.e. us the vacuum to force air UP into the freezer compartment drain at the drip pan to float out any debris. DO NOT use compressed air as the compartment drain hose will separate and leak. Reinstall fiboerboard cover AFTER cleaning the condenser coils and fan.

After you have done the above the drain should work.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

May 01, 2011 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

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Water dripped on bottom of fridge


Hello,

Self-defrosting refrigerators usually dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How Things Work section of our website).
If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.
In some refrigerators, the defrost water is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain--usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.
Another cause may be the following. The refrigerator may have doorframe heaters to evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your refrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says “energy saver” or something similar, while running in that mode the door heaters are disabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. If the condensation disappears the problem is solved.

Think this will solve the problem....

Jul 28, 2010 | Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Defrost drain pan overflows--is defrost heater running too often?


Check to see that the condensor fan is working properly. You should have a proper amount of air flow above the water to evaporate it before the next defrost cycle. Hope this helps, Rich

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We have a leak inside of the refrigerator. Water


Self-defrosting refrigerators usually dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How Things Work section of our website). If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan. In some refrigerators, the defrost water is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain--usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction. Another cause may be the following. The refrigerator may have doorframe heaters to evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your refrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says “energy saver” or something similar, while running in that mode the door heaters are disabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. If the condensation disappears the problem is solved.

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I have a Whirlpool GD2SHAXLB01 side by side that has suddenly developed a problem of frost and ice building up inside the freezer and water running down the inside wall of the refrigerator (wall closest to...


Hello. The problem you are experiencing is due to the fact that Self-defrosting refrigerators dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle, usually via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates.
If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan. Regards, Joe

Dec 19, 2009 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Water in box waqter keeps accumulating on shelves iveg bins andunder bins


When the freezer goes through the defrost cycle, the water collects in the defrost drain pan and drains into a pan underneath the unit where it evaporates over time. If the defrost drain pan is clogged, the water will fill the pan where it will freeze. Once the pan is full of ice, the water from the defrost cycle will run over the pan and down into the fresh food section. This will require that the drain pan be clean of the ice and the drain tube cleared of ice and debris.
Hope this helps.

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Water accumulating under the vegetable boxes in the refrigerators


Self-defrosting refrigerators dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle, usually via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates.

If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.

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Water on bottom of freezer


most commercial freezers have a drain to the back of the compressor area where the condensate goes into a pan and is boiled off into the air by a loop of hot gas tubing in the pan or an electric heater in the pan. when it defrosts the ice on the coil melts and the water flows out . if the tubing gets plugged the water flows out of the pan and down into the bottom of the box where it refreezes on start of the next refrigeration cycle. clean and clear drain with a shop vac or air hose where water can flow out of pan under the evaporator coil when it defrosts. if you have a domestic residential freezer , most of these have no defrost and neeed to be shut down and manually defrosted every few years. if you leave the door ajar or it doesn't seal well ice builds up and can accumulate in the bottom as frost etc. it would be mosyt unusual for a residential box to have a defrost clock, drain and all, but possible and same rules apply. find the drain and clear with shop vac .

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Defrost drainage


Very simple to fix. Remove freezer panel at the back of the freezer. Thaw collector pan at the bottom of freezer in the back. Make sure hole in pan is also thawed and cleaned. You may have to remove the panel on the back of the refrigerator to clean .the drain tube under the unit, A drain tube heater can be installed to prevent future freezing, but I would suggest a service tech to perform the procedure.

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Check under the base, the tube must be clear to the water tray, often there is a rubber flow restrictor, this either perishes or blockes, either way remove it, defrost over night and then turn back on, should then work ok within 24hrs. Regards Adbvisor

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