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About every three days or so I find a puddle of water on the floor in front of my Maytag Fridge. I also notice a thin layer of ice on the bottom of the freezer compartment

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  • ritchieginge Sep 07, 2010

    Thanks I will try this and get back to you.

  • ritchieginge Sep 07, 2010

    One more question - where exactly is the hole you mention...is it in the freezer compartment? (Hey, I am an 80 year old lady and need things as simple as I can get them LOL) Thanx

  • ritchieginge Sep 07, 2010

    HaHa - (you don't know me - I could mess up a free lunch!!) Thanks again, this should help!!

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At the back of the fridge there's a hole thru which the water that condensates on the back panel should drain away every time the fridge goes to it defrost period. If the hole is blocked the water will sill thru the front door and make a puddle at the bottom of the freezer and freeze there.
Take out everything out of the fridge, defrost it thoroughly, unclog the hole with a long zip tie or something else - pour some hot water thru it to be sure it properly cleaned,clean the rest of the fridge (especially at the back) and start it over - now your problem will be gone

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

  • Azrael SRL Sep 07, 2010

    There should be a hole in both compartments so check them both - but since the water puddles in the freezer, the hole that is clogged is in there. 



    The hole is on the back wall , just at the bottom, a channel moulded in the wall leads to it, you can't miss it.

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