there is drain line get chocked up with ice.Please open freezer evaporator cover u will find there is ice blocked in drain tray,melt it with hot water,check drain heater attached to the drain tray,if defective replace it,it will work fine
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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
I am sorry to say you have a serious problem.
The water supply line to your ice maker runs up the back of your refrigerator from the ice maker solenoid. It is a separate water supply line.
Your water dispenser water line runs from the water dispenser solenoid under your unit and up from the bottom of you freeze door.
You have a plastic tubing leak within your freezer door. Calling a service company to replace the freezer door tubing - a good service technician would not replace the tubing - the damage has already been done.
The insulating material in your freezer door is soaked. The water in the door will cause the door liner to expand and crack. There is no way to completely dry out the insulating material.
The only fix is to replace the freezer door. So, $300.00+ for the door and $150.00+ for the service tech. No, a hair dryer will not do it.
May I suggest:
1.) Remove the bottom toe plate (Kicker plate) in the front of your refrigerator.
2.) Turn the leveling screws counter clockwise so you can pull the refrigerator out to get behind it.
3.) Unplug the unit.
4.) Remove the screws from the bottom cover.
5.) There are two connectors to the solenoid valve to the water dispenser. It is the larger diameter tubing running under your refrigerator.
This will disable your water dispenser. If you see cracks on the inside of your freezer door, seal them with a high temperature silicone adhesive.
If you elect to purchase a new unit, check out Sears Outlet (Scratch & Dent) Stores.
Check your drain hose that leads to evaporator pan. The hose should be in the pan. If it is in pan, then check to see if all door gaskets are tight and no leaks or gaps. This likely is the problem assuming you don't have a leak in the water line leading to ice maker. Try these things first and then we wll move to the next possible solutions.
i don't think there is a pan in your machine,it's built into the bottom frame near the compressor where the water evaporates from the heat.most likely you have a blocked drain in the freezer or one of the water lines has a crack or the water valve is cracked and leaking.open the freezer door,look at the floor of the freezer to see if there's any ice there on the freezer floor,if so you have a blocked drain,where is the water leaking from,in the front of the machine or the rear,also do you have a water line hooked up to the machine?
Hello Frank, The line that runs from under the freezer door and connects to the dispenser is cracked or the connector is cracked. By removing the lower hinge cover ya should be able to see where the line connects to the door and see if it seems to be cracked and leaking their,if that connector is good then the line inside of the door is leaking..in some cases depending on brand the line is easily replacable without having to dis-assamble the entire door
1) the water valve(s) for the icemaker/door dispenser are leaking. Pull the refrif. out,remove service panel from the rear and inspect the valve(s) for leakage. Sometimes their is just one valve on certain models their is two.
2) the drain for the auto. defrost cycle in the bottom of the freezer back wall is blocked so the defrost water is running out of the freezer door at the bottom
Good luck,i hope i have able to help you stop the leak, Gene
if the drain is blocked in the freezer water can leak out onto the floor if it's leaking out of the frezer door.open the door and check the bottom rack,if it's frozen in or ice is on the floor of the freezer then it's the drain.also if you have a water line going to the machine one of the water lines could have cracked.let me know what you find and we can go from there
Most times this is a plugged defrost
drain system. The defrost heater in the freezer section melts the frost and
changes it to water, this water is suppose to flow down a drain system. If this
drain system is restricted or plugged the water will leak inside the
refrigerator. The drain system starts in the freezer section with a tray built
under the evaporator coil. The water is funneled through a small hose into acupin the
top middle of the fresh food section ( not on all models, but this is the most
common way ), from there, the water is directed out the back wall to adrain
down the back of the refrigerator into a condensing tray. The heat created
under the fridge makes the water evaporate and disappear. Some of thecups( in the
top back of the fresh food section ) can be removed for cleaning. A turkey
baster can be used to help clean out the drain system. Fill the baster with hot
water and "blast" it into the drain hose to help flush it out. A
piece of wire or pipe cleaner can also be pushed into the drain hoses to help
clean then out. On a S x S style of fridge the drain system is in the bottom
back of the freezer section and often you will have to remove the evaporator
cover to access thedrain
clean this out in the same manner as previously mentioned, but because of the
water leaking into the freezer instead of the fresh food section you will have
to remove the ice build up to clean out the drain system.
If in case the water is leaking on the floor then:-- There are several things to check for. The condensing defrost tray under the fridge can crack or develop a hole and leak onto the floor. A door gasket not closing properly may cause sweating and leak onto the floor. If your fridge has developed a frost free failure problem, often the frost will travel down the suction line at the back of the fridge and drip water on the floor. The heat exchanger tubing can separate and also sweat and drip on the floor. Ice maker and chilled water fill lines can crack and leak as well, this is fairly common with the plastic lines as they can dry out and crack. Unplug the unit from main power outlet and empty whole unit and keep both the doors open and then connect the power after 24 hours and recheck.This procedure is called manual defrost reset.If this helps then its OK,but if this procedure not helping then its the faulty defrost unit and it needs to be replaced. You can get required parts fromwww.repairclinic.com Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this
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If you have an ice maker, check for a leak in the water line. If no ice maker, there could be a leak in the pan for the defrost water, or the drain hose is out of position. Also, check to see if the water is actually leaking out from the freezer door. That would indicate a clogged drain. The bottom inside the freezer may have water, or ice on it. If so, suspect the clogged drain.
There are several things to check for: The condensing defrost tray under the fridge can crack or develop a hole and leak onto the floor. A door gasket not closing properly may cause sweating and leak onto the floor. Some fridge's have a humidity switch inside the fridge that should be turned on to prevent sweating on the center bar between the fridge and freezer section. If your fridge has developed a frost free failure problem, often the frost will travel down the suction line at the back of the fridge and drip water on the floor. The heat exchanger tubing can separate and also sweat and drip on the floor. A kit to repair a separated heat exchanger line, comes with instructions as well. Ice maker and chilled water fill lines can crack and leak as well, this is fairly common with the plastic lines as they can dry out and crack.
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