There is a puddle of water inside the refrigerator, beneath the vegetable bins. It seems to be condesation from the inside back of the refrigerator.
How do you prevent ice buildup in the defrost drain?
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I understand that you are getting puddles of water in the back of one of the bottom shelf and in one of the vegetable drawers in your Frigidaire refrigerator. I suggest putting the crisper drawer control on the Hi humidity setting. This should allow more moisture to escape out of the drawer and not cause as much puddling. Also, check your water filter and make sure it is not leaking, as well as any moisture from the ice maker. If further troubleshooting is needed, I ask that you please leave the model number of your washer. Typically, you can find this number inside your refrigerator on the liner walls. Hope this is helpful.
There are two things that you can check if you are getting water under the vegetable drawer. Kindly refer on the details below:
Reminder:Before doing any checking or repair unplug the refrigerator from power and remember your safety.
1. Clear the Drain Tube - Your refrigerator has a drain that leads to the exterior drain pan beneath the refrigerator. Occasionally this drain can become clogged resulting in standing water inside your refrigerator. The drain is located either on the floor of the refrigerator, beneath the vegetable crisper, or in the wall behind a drain funnel. Clear the drain by forcing a solution of water and bleach or water and baking soda into it with a basting syringe. If the solution will not flow through, slide a length of 1/4 inch or smaller flexible tubing into the drain tube to push the clog through to the drain pan. Remove the tubing after clearing the clog.
2. Leveling a Refrigerator - It is important for the refrigerator to be level.Check that the refrigerator is level from side to side.If it is not level, adjust one or more of the adjustable leveling feet until it is level. The feet are bolts that can be turned to raise or lower the refrigerator. If they cannot be adjusted with your fingers, use a crescent wrench or pliers. If you have an ice-maker, it should also be checked for level after first leveling the refrigerator. An icemaker that is out of level will spill water into the ice bin or into the freezer. It can be repositioned by loosening the mounting screws, adjusting it for level and then tighten the screws.
I have a Whirlpool Top-mount refrigerator. Whirlpool also manufactures many of the Kenmore refrigerators.
A few weeks ago I noticed a puddle of water on the top right
shelf in the refrigerator section. I figured out that it must be the water
that forms during the defrost cycle and normally drains down through a
tube in the back into an evaporator tray beneath the refrigerator. Something was preventing the water from draining away and instead it was dripping through the overflow holes from the freezer into the refrigerator section.
I emptied the freezer and took off the back panel. It
actually wouldn't come off at first because all the water beneath the
defrost heater which should have been draining out the drain hole was
frozen into one solid block of ice. I used a hair dryer to melt the ice
(took a while - be patient) and then took off the panel.
To melt all the rest of the ice in the drain tube I used the hair dryer. To clear out the ice in the drain tube, I used a turkey baster
and kept putting down hot water until I heard water making it down to
the evaporator tray beneath the refrigerator.
The following mod is "try at your own risk" (I wouldn't do this if you still have warranty coverage - call a tech instead): I made this modification to prevent the problem from recurring (at
least that's the hope): Wrapped a piece of wire (unbent a large paper
clip) around the defrost cycle heater and stuck it into the drain hole.
The theory is that the wire will heat up every time the defrost cycle
runs and will keep the drain hole from freezing shut.
One thing I noticed during this repair concerns the drip pan beneath the defrost heater in the freezer (this is the pan that collects the water that is melted off the coils during defrosting). The drip pan does not seem to be angled properly so that the water will drain normally towards the drain hole. I guess water could remain behind then freeze later. I reported this to Whirlpool.
The drain hole is inside the freezer. you have to take the back panel off to get to it and thaw/clean it out. if this drain stops up it will cause water to run down the back wall of the refrigerator down to the bottom. you can pull the refrigerator out from the wall and see the plastic tube coming from the back of the freezer.
In the rear of the fridge is a access panel. Remove it and check that the tray on top of compressor has water in it. If no, which I'm guessing it doesn't, then the drain tube is plugged. I like to cut the bottoms off for better drainage or at least make the hole on bottom a little bigger
How many items are in your freezer? I had this problem and there was too much in the freezer, not allowing the air to circulate properly in the freezer, thus resulting in freeze up in the top (freezer) and condensation below in refrigerator section. Additionally, I had the refrigerator setting too cold, which accelerated the problem. I had to thaw the drain hole in the freezer section, below the fan, to allow water to leave freezer during defrosting stage. Hope this helps?
The drain is clogged..you need to see if it has a rubber drain trap going into the back side of refrigerator. if so, twist and turn as you pull it out and clean it..replace and then check that drain is open..if no drain trap on back side of refrig..remove freezer wall and open drain from inside freezer..you need to clean out drain trough using hot water..a little messy,but effective
IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAVE A CLOGGED DRAIN . CHECK YOUR CONDECER COILS BEHIND KICK PLATE .. AFTER THAT YOU CAN UNPLUG FRIDGE FOR 24 HRS WITH DOORS OPEN AND SOULD DEFROST ENOUGH TO CLEAR DRAIN . IF NOT . DEPENDING ON MODEL YOU SOULD BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH DRAIN THROUGH MOST FREEZERS .