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Water Leaks from front door

Water leaks from front dispension unit....

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  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    i have the same problem. I noticed it last week. Water accumulates inside the refrigerator at the bottom under the plastic drawer. I checked the evaporator tray in the back and it was bone dry.

  • Vahe Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. My U-line Bar Fridge/Ice maker has been leaking water since day one. We called several people, they all said to defrost the unit and it will be corrected. Well, it was corrected foe a couple of weeks and then it started leaking again. Ice builds up under the ice tray and leaks down and out under the lower tray. I just had another comany take a look at this problem. They charged me $85 to tell me that I need an evaporator pan heater kit and it's about $350. As far as I know this is a defect that U-Line needs to take care of. What do you suggest?

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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

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jumptrout51
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SOURCE: GE Profile Arctica PS123NGMD. Leaks

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

ginko
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SOURCE: GE Profile Arctica PSI23NGMD. Leaks

Hi.

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:

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Here also a video: Here all parts and diagrams for this model.

Regards.

Ginko

Posted on Jul 19, 2011

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Hi,

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:

  • If the water is coming from the ice maker water valve, check to make sure the water tubes are attached properly and are fastened tightly.


  • If the water seems to be coming from any part of the valve itself, replace the valve.


  • If the water appears to be coming from the defrost drain pan, inspect for holes or cracks, and replace the pan if necessary.


The inside ceiling of the refrigerator Water accumulating on the ceiling of the refrigerator is usually caused by a clogged drain in the freezer section beneath the evaporator. The clogged drain will cause water from the self defrost cycle to leak into the divider between the freezer and refrigerator. This water may then freeze and cause condensation build-up on the refrigerator ceiling. The solution to this problem begins with unclogging the drain. It may also be necessary to remove the entire freezer/refrigerator divider to thoroughly dry the insulation in the divider. Occasionally the insulation needs to be replaced to prevent a recurrence of the problem. This can be a big job – you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

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.

Goodluck..



Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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SOURCE: ''GE tfx28ppcb fridge has water puddle usually on right side

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

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SOURCE: My whirpool sise by side rrfrigerator leaks d\from

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

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Side by side whirlpool refrigerator leaking water puddle in front on floor no loose connections and no signs of water from any part of refrigerator


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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

There are several areas where you may have a leak.

Let's check it out:

You are going to have to pull the unit out so you can inspect what is going on.

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Or if the paper towel in the front is wet, then you have a major problem. There is a leak in the door tubing which is only repairable by replacing the door, which is several hundred dollars plus service - $600.00. You can disconnect the contacts on the larger tubing valve and not use the water dispenser.

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Hi,

This problem is common and can be difficult to solve, first of all you have a air leak and because of this, your dispenser leaks. Check every connection for the water system, starting from the back of the unit at the valve. Disconnect the water to the tank first, put the water valve in a bucket and hit the dispenser switch to see if the valve leaks after dispensing water, if it does, replace valve, if not continue in to refer section behind crispers. (this is behind the veggie bins can you see any water at the bottom? If so, repair the leak and continue forward. Check under freezer door at the connection to assure not leaks of water. Again this is a process and after all of this is done or check, one of these solutions should solve your issue. I know not a simple answer but this will correct the issue when everything is checked.
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Ice makers and water dispensers are convenient to have on your refrigerator, but can also cause a lot of aggravation if they are not functioning properly.

If your water valves are not defective and you are still experiencing water or ice delays, you may have a clog in your refrigerator hose line.
Instructions and material needed to fix it up.

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  1. Turn off the water supply to the refrigerator and place a towel under the line to soak up any residual water that leaks from the hose when you remove it. Unplug the refrigerator.
  2. Disconnect the hose from the back of the refrigerator by pushing in on the collar while pulling the water tube out. If you have a model with an ice and water dispenser, you will need to disassemble the dispenser on the front of the freezer in order to completely remove the water hose.
  3. Remove the water drip tray from beneath the ice/water dispenser and locate the screws at the bottom of the cover (if any). Remove screws and pop off the panel that houses the dispenser. If the unit does not have screws, you will need to pry the cover off with a flat-nosed screwdriver.
  4. Once the cover is removed, you should be able to see the screws that hold the dispenser unit in place. Remove these screws and reposition the unit so you can free the water hose, by pulling it through the dispenser.
  5. Thread the new water line through the freezer door and reassemble dispenser unit. Push the new water hose into the fitting on the back panel, making sure it is properly seated. Turn on water supply and check for any leaks before moving the refrigerator unit back against the wall.
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