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Maytag side by side freezer leaking water and icing in bottom

My maytag freezer is icing up in the bottom and the leaks water out the door on the floor

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  • bkturner Jan 11, 2009

    I found this solution helpful. I followed the steps indicated and would just like to add that I think the root cause was the fact the
    manufacturer did not allow the water to drain via gravity to the tray. The drain tube actually sloped uphill. They had the drain tube screwed to the top panel of the liner which was higher than the drain elbow. Needless to say the water would sit in the tube and not drain to the tray thereby freezing inside the freezer. So I diconnected the screw holding the tube to the liner and trimed the drain end approximately one inch which allowed the tube to slope properly and now the water can drain directly to the tray. This should fix the problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    frigidaire refrigerator 2 door side by side 26 cuft

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    leaking water from freezer into bottom of fridge.. how do you take it apart to fix drain

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Defrost drain system is plugged and not draining out the back and into the drain collector. There is normally an air trap in this drain line under the back and behind a fiber removable panel. Check this trap and make sure it is clear of any blockage. You will then have to defrost the freezer and clear out the ice. Don't forget to replace the back fiber panel.

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