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Frigidaire frt8g7hwo The catch pan for the defrost water keeps shifting to where the water starts dripping on the floor. What is supposed to keep this pan in place? I also think that there may be too much water collecting in the pan to evaporate. Please advise.

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for reallybsq
problem could be door seals not sealing completely and hence excessive ice formed on evaporator and excess water when it melts. however, i have found this problem many times with large larder fridges and really found no cure.

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towards the bottom of the back wall, there is a gulley with a drain hole in the middle. this drain is blocked. clear it with something flexible and make sure water flows away freely

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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It sounds as if this is a top mounted refrigerator. (freezer on top) If this is the case, check to see if you need to defrost the drain. You could also have a problem with the door seals. Remember the air coming out of the vent is freezer temp minus a few degrees. It could be that the moisture is condensing in that area.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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remove the crisper drawers and you will see a drain trough and a drain line . One or both is most likely blocked. If you pull the drain line off the trough usually you can clear it with a turkey baster filled with hot water

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you obviously live in a high humidity area.(or you are putting warm/uncovered food inside) but the answer is yes,or you could collect the water to use on you indoor plants.........better than tap water...

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Frigidaire Fridge (frt045gm) Not Cooling Well


Bonjour,
That's not a potentiometer you turned it's the defrost timer gear knob. What you were doing is aborting the defrost cycle and allowing frost or ice to build up on the freezer coils. It built up enough to clog the airflow and the temperature in the freezer started going up. The compressor seems to be operating normally.
Follow along through a defrost cycle
To start defrost the defrost timer stops the compressor and all fans. Next it turns on the defrost heater. This melts the ice/frost off the freezer coils. The water drips down the drain line to the drain pan under the unit. If the defrost heater raises the temperature too high the defrost termination thermostat turns the heaters off. When the defrost timer times out it turns off the heaters and turns the compressor and fans back on. If the drain line clogs with food the water does not drain out and when the compressor starts again the water freezes. If this keeps happening the ice gets higher and bigger until it clogs the coils and the freezer does not get cold. If the defrost termination thermostat turns off the defrost heaters too soon all the frost is not melted from the coils. And the coils soon clog and the freezer gets too warm. If the defrost heater is bad no frost gets melted off the coils and the airflow quickly gets clogged. No defrost usually means either a bad defrost timer, a clogged drain line, a bad defrost termination thermostat or bad defrost heater. You can take a chance and replace the defrost timer. If that's the only problem your back in business. OR
If the drain line is not stopped up you can try this.
Remove all food from freezer and refrigerator, open the doors and unplug the cord. Wait 24 hours for all the frost/ice to melt. Keep the doors wide open and the cord unplugged the whole time. If the drain pan fills with water that's a good sign that the drain line is not clogged. Empty the drain pan often to keep water off the floor. After 24 hours the drain line should have stopped dripping water. If it's still dripping wait until it stops. Plug the cord back in, close the doors and wait for 1/2 cup of water to turn to ice in the freezer. Then you can put the food back in. The problem will return if the unit is not defrosting. Changing a defrost timer is not too hard. Unplug the cord. Locate the defrost timer. Take out the mounting screws and remove the part. Unplug the wires, plug them into the new part and remount it. Don't forget the ground wire if it has one.
Plug the cord back in and see what happens. If you did not defrost the unit turn that timer knob very very very slowly until you hear the compressor stop. Then wait to see if the drain line is dripping water into the drain pan. If it is your in business. If not either the drain line is clogged, the defrost heater is burned out or the defrost termination thermostat is bad and has the defrost heater shut off.
OR Or you can call a service technician.

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Hello,
The water is from a blocked drain of the defrost, especially with the water off that's where its from. This tip i wrote will tell ya how to clear that drain http://www.fixya.com/support/r9991618-wrong_when_side_side_refrig_leaks_from


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Water keeps forming in refig


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
Actually the leaking water is from the evaporator coil unit....(it is located at the back wall or underneath the freezer compartment). Under normal conditions,Self-defrost refrigerators usually dispose the water generated during the defrost cycle through a tube or channel that directs the water a pan (Known as Drip pan), commonly below the refrigerator unit....
The channel or tube is clogged and the water is leaking to the refrigerator unit, so you need to clear that blockage/contamination....Once the blockage is removed, the generated water will move through that channel/tube directly to the drip pan and there will no water on the floor in the refrigerator compartment. This is all you need to do....


Best of Luck,


Your token of appreciation in form of rating would be highly obliged,


Concerned.

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This sounds like the evaporator drain may be clogged either in the freexer compartment or at the outlet to the drain pan under the unit. Every defrost cycle the defrost element makes water by melting the ice on the evaporator coils. If the drain is clogged there is no other place for the ice to go. Many times the drain may just have ice buildup in the evaporator drain funnel that can be corrected with a manual defrosting.

To do this manual defrosting all you do is first unplug the unit then remove everything from the freezer compartment. After that place a fan blowing into the freezer section for a little over 2 hours. Please NOTE this will make more of that pesky water mess so be ready to tend to the mess as it presents itself.

After the 2 hour fan session plug the unit back in and reload the freezer compartment with previous content. Monitor for the possibility of the water manifeting itself again.

In addidtion to the above there is a drain pan catch basin in the bottom of the unit near the compressor. They are usually white plastic on Maytag units and not to rugged. Make sure that the drain pan is not loaded with debris. There is about a 1/2 inch diameter opaque plastic line that drains into the catch basin. That is the Evaporator darin tube. Ensure the very end of the tube does not have caked up debris in the very end of the tube. Sometimes this tube cakes up and then the debris dries hard inside the tube near the end. Make sure the tube is free of foreign objects and clean.

After all of the above / cleaning and clearing / manual defrosting it is still making water then most likely the lower panel under the defrosting element / evaporator may have become disconnected allowing defrost cycle water from the melted ice into the freezer compartment vs exit via the drain. To fix the disconnected power metal panel problem the rear freezer panel would have to removed to re-attach / repair the metal panel that guides the water into the evaporator drain.

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CHECK AT THE BACK OF YOUR FRIDGE IF THE DRAIN PIPE IS STILL ON THE COMPRESSOR. ON TOP OF THE COMPRESSOR THERE IS A BUCKET WHERE THE WATER FROM THE DRAIN PIPE RUNS IN. THE HEAT OF THE COMPRESSOR CAUSES THE WATER TO EVAPORATE.

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