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Every 5-7 days the defrost water pan overflows. This morning I heard it filling up for 5 minutes or so.

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That sould not happen, the condener fan should blow enough air over the pan to take of the waterl. Make sure your coils under your refrigertor are clean. You heard it filling? The only thing fills is the ice maker . I do not have much information. Is this a top mount, freezer on the top or a side by side

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

  • mcgwn6 Sep 26, 2010

    it is a side by side. is it possible the fan that blows on the water pan has died?

  • lrasske Sep 27, 2010

    I do not think it is the fan, if it was you would have cooling problems in both the freezer and the fresh food area. I now suspect you have a defrost problem. There are several ways the defrost cycle is started. One is a straight time defrost every 8, 10, 12 etc. One is based one compressor run time. The third is called adaptive defrost, it is run by a solid state ( computer board) that can sense how many times you have opened the doors, temperature across the coil etc.
    Check the back wall in your freezer to see if frost is building up. There should not be any. Check it once a day. If you see frost in 5 to 7 days and then have the overflow your defrost system is not working correctly. What is happening is that the evaporator coil is really building up with ice and when it finally goes into defrost there is just to much water for the pan to hold.
    It could just be the adaptive defrost control or the mother board on more expensive units If you can find the technical sheet it will tell you how to force a defrost. Do it every day for a week and see if the leak stops. You will then know. Hope this helps

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