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I get water (ice) in the bottom of my freezer and this occasionally overflows onto the floor at the front of the fridge. Is there a defrost drain on my fridge that may be clogged. We've had the fridge only a few months and it has done this almost from the start.

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Is this a NEW refrigerator? If so then you have a valid warranty service request.

If it is not, there are 2 things that cause ice build up:

1. The ice maker water valve leaking by when the water valve is supposed to be closed.
You can prove this by doing the following:
a. Ice maker OFF
b. Remove the plastic line on the back of your unit at the rubber water fill tube connection. Place it in a bucket over night or for a day. If there is ANY water in the bucket the water valve is allowing water to leak by when it is supposed to be closed.
The olny remedy is to change the water valve.
2. Te freezer compartment evaporator drain is frozen or clogged. This requires opening up the rear access cover of the freezer to clear a clog. If you just suspect ice build up you can empty the freezer compartment and place a fan blowing into the freezer compartment for over 2 hours to melt the ice in the evaporator drain.
If you need assistance with parts or anything else just respond here and I will gladly help you. I do ask that you include your model number in any future post so that I can pass you links and data applicable to your exact unit.

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Kelly

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

  • Shimon1 Aug 20, 2012

    Kelly, good answer! Just one other thing to check. Sometimes water will freeze right at the inlet to the freezer. If u look where the water enters the ice maker it goes thru a plastic pointed guide. If the water freezes here the water will go everywhere but in the tray. Good luck, sl

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