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The refrigerator keeps getting water in the bottom of the unit. there is no drain plug to let the water eacape. why is the water accumulating in the bottom of the unit?

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There a drain at the bottom of freezer that may be stop up

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We keep getting lots of ice accumulating at the bottom of our freezer. Any ideas?

Probably a plugged drain line or plugged drain pan opening. This drain pan is located under the cooling coil (evaporator). When the unit defrost itself, the water is carried away via this pan and drain line.

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Pooling water in drawers and selfs.

This is likely a condensate drainage issue. When warm air enters the refrigerated space it contains moisture. Warm air is able to hold more moisture than cold air, so as the air cools the moisture condenses (hence the term condensate.)

Every refrigerator needs a way for this condensate to drain out of the cabinet. Many have a drain hole on the bottom, but some have a cup on the back (inside) of the cabinet that funnels the condensate to a drain behind it. I'm guessing yours is the latter.

Over time these drains have an annoying habit of becoming plugged with algae and/or spilled food/drink. When this happens water accumulates in the cabinet.

What you need to do is find the drain and clear it. The best tool for the job is a 4' piece of 1/8" steel cable (aka, wire rope) with a fitting crimped onto the end, or a dab of JB Weld, to keep it from unraveling and to keep loose strands from snagging. Gently snake the cable down the drain several times and rinse with a mild bleach solution, or chlorine-based cleaner.

Note that if a lot of water has accumulated the drip pan under the refrigerator may not hold it all, in which case it will spill onto the floor. This is not a problem, as in normal operation that amount of water would not be allowed to accumulate.

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We have a side by side Maytag refrigerator. Model # MSD2758DRQ Serial # 14043813YU. The bottom of the freezer is accumulation water and freezing. We turned the ice maker off, and it continued to accumulate...

your drain in the freezer is plugged or frozen ...remove the back panel and pour HOT water down the drain until it runs thru.... hope it helps

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Water is accumulating in the refrigerator

Remove the food from the freezer and icemaker (3 screws and a plug hold it in place ) . Remove the screws holding the back panel of the freezer in place , and remove the panel . Using a hair dryer , below the coils , start in the middle , and defrost until you see the drain hole . Keep defrosting the hole , until water starts to drain thru . Use a small piece of hose inserted into the drain , and blow thru it , to clear out any debris accumulated in the drain line . Hot water helps to clear the ice from inside the hole also . To make this a permanent " fix " , get a piece of aluminum solid wire ( 14-16 guage , like an appliance ground wire ) about 8 " long . After the drain is clear , where water runs thru , insert 1 end into the hole as far as it will go without any force , bending slightly if necessary . Wrap the other end around the black tube ( defrost heater )above the hole about 1 - 1 1/2 turns . Whenever the fridge goes into defrost , the heat will transfer to the wire , therfore , keeping ice from blocking the drain again .

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It's likely the condensate drain is plugged. You can access it from the back of the refrigerator. You can disconnect from the inside of the fridge and blow it out to ensure it is not blocked, then reconnect.

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Water is accumulating inside the bottom of the freezer.

Hi, The defrost drain behind the rear freezer panel is plugged. Remove the rear panel and clear the ice away from the drain. Then you will need to flush the drain hole with hot water to make sure it is open.
Some models require an after market drain heat kit.
Please get me your model # and I can look this up to let you know if you need that heat kit.


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Water accumulating in bottom of freezer and leaking onto floor

Yes the drain is clogged and the water that supouse to go through became ice so it make it worse.Put hot water in the drain hole until it runs through,it'll go to an evaporative pan on top of the compresor to keep it warm and vaporize the water.

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