Question about Refrigerators
Water leaks from front dispension unit....
My tenants informed me that water was showing up on the floor in front of the refrigerator. I checked the back where the evaporator tray is and it was dry. When i looked inside the refrigerator I notices water pooled inside, under the plastic bottom drawer. Anybody have any idea what i should do? thanks.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
The defrost drain line in the freezer is stopped up.
You will have to remove all food and turn the refrigerator off for 24 hours to let the drain line defrost.
Posted on Jul 17, 2011
Access the dispenser mounted on freezer door. You will need to remove the outer trim (pt.91 in diagram) by prying it out gently. The panel has clips on top and bottom. Start from the bottom edge. Behind the trim remove the control board and housing to access the dispenser . Disconnect board connector and then release screws holding the housing. If the access is not enough to find the leak you will need to take the door apart completely. Inn that case there are 30 screws hidden behind the door seal to remove. Try fixing the problem from dispenser access.
Here door diagram, click on the picture to enlarge:
Here also a video: Here all parts and diagrams for this model.
Posted on Jul 19, 2011
SOURCE: water dispenser leaking
Water can leak from these areas:
The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door
The back of the refrigerator
The inside ceiling of the refrigerator
The inside back wall of the refrigerator
Underneath the front of the refrigerator
The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door Self-defrosting refrigerators usually dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How Things Work section of our website).
If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.
In some refrigerators, the defrost water is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain--usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.
Another cause may be the following. The refrigerator may have doorframe heaters to evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your refrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says “energy saver” or something similar, while running in that mode the door heaters are disabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. If the condensation disappears the problem is solved.
The back of the refrigerator Water coming from the back of the refrigerator usually comes from either the ice maker water valve or line (if there is an ice maker), or from the defrost drain pan.
Here's what to do:
The inside back wall of the refrigerator In some refrigerators, the water from the defrost cycle is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain - usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.
Underneath the front of the refrigerator If the refrigerator is equipped with a water dispenser on the freezer door, check if the water line to the dispenser is leaking. Also, check the drip pan to be sure it isn’t out of place, broken or cracked.
Posted on Jun 06, 2008
I had the same problem, I found that the plastic tubing feeding the water despendor and icemaker was run right along the comperssor, over tiem the from exposure to the heat the tubing had become brittle and cracked. the black tube shiled had to slid up to expose the cracked tube. A new tub installed and splice to existing dispensor feed line fixed probelm.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
there should be two small holes on each side of the dispensor cover
push a small nail in to those holes and pull forward
it will snap back in when your donr
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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experiencing water or ice delays, you may have a clog in your
refrigerator hose line.
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