I have a Amana bottom freezer ARB220ZCW and I'm getting what I believe is condensation running into my freezer. I can see the trail of ice coming from the core/radiator at the back of the freezer. A frozen puddle forms at the bottom and then it makes it's way out the door and on to my floor. I need to get this fixed soon. Does anyone know what could be the cause of this? I see some talk of clogged hoses/drains so I'm going to look for that. I'm guessing it isn't that though.....
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Re: water from core is getting into my freezer
Right, the drip tray on the upper coil section has a blockage (possibly mold) that prevents the defrost condensate from reaching the evaporator pan that should be at the bottom of the fridge. Those lines are usually accessed from the back of the fridge.
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Is there frost on the freezer panel? are the two motor and compressor running (freezer motor and condenser motor)? find this out 1st. this is nothing you did but if you are not mechanically incline at this point only a frig tech can properly check and tell you exactly what is it. theres are the things it might be...
compressor not working
condenser not running
freezer fan not running
thermostat not sensing temp.
stuck in defrost
heaters on too long
timer not working
now if you paid alot for this frig at least get someone to look at it for a service call ($40-60) if it too high to repair then its time to get a new one
Is the refrigerator still working? Is there any cold air in the freezer? If your compressor stopped working it would cause the refrigerator to be warm also. I had a problem with my amana refrigerator where the freezer wasn't getting cold enough and it was due to a condenser fan running intermittently. i replaced the fan and was back in business. i would check to make sure both your fan and your compressor are operating...
In your shuffling of the refrigerator you may have knocked the condensate drain away from the pain near the compressor that evaporates the water back into the air inside your home. Or you may have the refrigerator leaning in a way that the water pools up near the condensate drain pipe beginning in the rear of the freezer and has frozen over and causing the water to drain over the condensate collector pan behind the rear wall of the freezer. I have more, Sea Breeze
souns as if youre having an issue with your compressor("cylinder?") black football sized motor behind unit???5 yr manufactures warr if so, cross your fingers, out of warr that repair could cost 4-6 hundred dollars
moisture in the freezer is condensed at the back in a tray that has a drain with a tube that drains to a tray at the bottom of the unit. In our case the drain was clogged and water froze in it. We removed the back panel and pulled out the tube from the drain spout. We then used a hair dryer to defrost the ice clog and a wire to route out the drain and the tube. This worked and we replaced the tube and sealed it with tape. It now drains properly into the tray.
Same problem here with an Amana refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom. I removed the back panels and vacuumed dust and cat hair out. The back panel in the freezer was frosted over with ice on the bottom. I removed the shelves and food and used a hairdryer to loosen the panel. The ice maker made it harder to remove the plastic panel so I pulled it back and saw the cooling fins frozen solid. I used the hairdryer to melt the ice and a shop vacuum to collect the water. It works like new again.