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We have an Amana ARB1917CSL bottom freezer and the bottom of the freeze continuously fills up with ice. It looks like there is water leaking from the top of the freezer, in the back right rear under the ice maker and it settles on the bottom and freezes. Because of this, on a weekly basis, the ice will build up and water will leak out of the freezer onto the kitchen floor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! We are sick of stepping on a wet floor!

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your freezer cabinet need to get all out also the ice machine,and open the back wall
there is a drain hole in the bottom middle of it make sure it is clean, and if you pure water they go all the way
through the pip to the drain pan next to the compressor.
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Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.
Take a bare copper wire and wrap it around a fin near the heater and put the other end a few inches down the drain. The heat convection may prevent it from freezing.

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Posted on Feb 13, 2011

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This is likely water from the auto defrost operation leaking from the evaporating pan. Sounds like the pan may have a hole in it, or the hose which drains the water into the pan is leaking, The pan is at the very bottom of the unit.

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Posted on Mar 27, 2011

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