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There is no water coming into the unit, yet about twice a week the bottom of the refrigerator is all wet. Where is the water coming from and how do I stop it?

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  • btrsweet1 Nov 16, 2010

    I checked the bottom of the refrigerator for a drain pan and hole, but I did not find anything. Could there be a water line running down the back of the refrigerator?

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Refrigerators have a defrost mode. this keeps the freezer section from icing up. there are 3 reasons you have water on the floor.

  1. The evaporator pan is not in place or missing, and the water is dripping out of the pan or not getting collected by the pan.
  2. the fridge is not level. The water is dripping out of the pan.
  3. even though the fridge is defrosting, there may be ice clogging the drain tube. this is usually confirmed by water in the bottom of the inside of the fridge as well.
water from the thawing of ice is supposed to flow down a drain tube at the back of the freezer assembly. It then is supposed to be collected in the evaporator pan where the heat from the condenser evaporates it. If there is a problem like ice frozen in the drain tube, which happens some times, the water finds its way else where and ends up on the floor or in the bottom of the inside of the fridge. If the evaporator pan is not in place or not level because the fridge is not level, then the water will run out of the pan onto the floor because its some what tipped. If it is missing then the water goes straight to the floor.

Check to make sure pan is there, free from debris and is level and seated correctly. If this is the case, and there is water inside the bottom of the fridge you need to unplug the fridge and let it completely thaw.

This should solve the problem.

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There is a drain plug in the bottom of the refrigerator that is plugged up. This drains into a pan under the fridge. The water will evaporate before it fills the pan. The water is coming from condensation when the defrost cycle runs.

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My refrigerator/ freezer doesn't seem to be too cool. Cleaned bottom coils and left unplugged for 24 hrs. Turned back on and it worked fine for a week. Now it is not cooling again. Any ideas why?


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Worked fine for a week... is actually a pretty good sign...
MOST likely means the cooling is OK...

FROST-FREE (defrost)... should become your focus

TYPICALLY... (assuming you have that type of UNIT).

after the week... is it clogged with frost / ice (cool in the freezer area but not the refrigerator... (a week is a little less than average to become non-functional in the refrigerator (cheap little refrigerator thermometers come in really handy here... (but still cool in the freezer area where all the REAL cooling is done))).

Can you see frost/ice blocking any air slots in the FREEZER AREA??

Is water being put in the (I assume) "defrost pan" daily...?

Easy to check... put a strip of typing paper folded over the edge of the (water tray) defrost pan...

Still clean, straight & dry tomorrow = defrost circuit failure
(again.... assuming it is a "frost-free").

Yes (clean & straight) means I am wrong: paper
will look rumpled & ugly (possibly wet).

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You have a HUGE AIR INTRUSION problem you need to fix first... (door alignments, gaskets, etc.) then get sophisticated about makes, model numbers... & how soon it takes to get ICE-BOUND.

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