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We have a hotpoint RLA 34 ( MICROBAN ) FRIDGE . water keeps seeping into the bottom , under the crisper box tried turnining temp down , made sure it's level , no blocked drainage hole . door shuts tight . Any idea what's causing this .

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You said no blocked drainage hole, where was the drainage hole that you checked located? Did you pour water down this drain, and furthermore did you check that the water you poured into the drain flowed into the condensate pan on the outside of the fridge? Unless you have a problem with an ice maker leaking water, it sounds very much like you do have a blocked drainage hole, otherwise known as a defrost drain. the drain system begins underneath the evaporator coil inside the freezer, this is where the water that is collected in the defrost cycle flows into a drain tube that leads the water down to the condensate pan. The best and safest way to clear out this drain is to blow it out with compressed air, after you remove any and all ice at the beginning of the drainage system, in other words, the hole located underneath the evaporator coil.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • jimg001 Jun 27, 2011

    Hello,
    I have a related problem to above. My 4yr old RLA34 fridge did not have a condensate pan and has been leaking onto the compressor pot and onto the floor all this time. I only noticed when I replaced the floor last week. I now have the 'stick on' condensate pan from Hotpoint but with no instructions on fitting. Hotpoint service people could not tell me where the pan gets attached to. Can someone help please - does this condesate pan get glued to the compressor pot? Does anyone have a diagram of the fridge that shows where the condensate pan is meant to be stuck to? Thanks

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