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My Admiral 21.5 cu ft Designer Serie side by side is dripping from the freezer. This will last for 10-15 minutes at times faster than others. This is not a constant drip but it will accumulate to the point where the bottom of the freezer is puddled and at times leak out. I have removed the back pannel to insure no clogs and to make sure all drainage hoses are in the proper place. What may be the solution to fixing this problem?

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  • yetz414 Sep 11, 2010

    Thank you the first time i removed the back of the freezer I only checked to insure the drain hoses were attached but I did not run warm water through them. I also didnt know what to look for regarding frost.

    I will follow your steps and advise.

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Hi,

This problem occurs commonly when the drain hose for the defrost system becomes clogged. Water that normally drains to the pan under the refrigerator backs up and you find it there.

It is also fairly common. It sometimes indicates that a defrost problem is either developing or exists.



You would remove the back inside wall of the freezer. Find the drain trough, and using a turkey baster filled with hot water squeeze the hot water into the drain. You want it to flow all the way to drain pan under the refrigerator. If is does not, you **** up the water and try again. You repeat this process until the water goes all the way to the pan.



You can also use a 1/4" plastic tube to clear the drain hose and sometimes (depending on the model) you can work up from the drain pan.



While you're back there, you examine the coils -



1. Even light frost on the coils - Good that's the way it's supposed to be.

2. Heavy even frost on the them - Likely defrost problem.

2. Heavy frost/ice in one area - Very Bad - Compressor and/or sealed system problem.



If you get the heavy even frost sign - You manually defrost the entire refrigerator by unplugging it and (if you want to speed it up) using a hair dryer very carefully (don't want to melt any of those plastic parts). After 12 to 24 hours when the refrigerator is back to room temperature you plug it back in.



Then if the refrigerator works correctly for the next 24 to 48 hours the problem is considered a defrost system issue. The problem will return in anywhere from a few days to several months later. Several components would be checked and then replaced depending on what was found during testing.


Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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    taran_2005 Sep 11, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

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