Water draining into freezer Maytag MFX2570AEM
Certainly should be, if it is a blocked drain tube and not a broken fan or defrost unit.
Assuming this appliance to be a frost free unit, generally (as I don't know this particular unit), there should be an outside access panel on lower rear of unit. Behind this, you should see the compressor (large round or square sealed container) and a drain tube leading to it or to a receptacle on it, which allows the defrost water to drain from the freezer compartment, and evaporate using the heat of the compressor. It will be this drain tube that may be block with food debris or even (as I found on mine) a plug of mould. My tube just pulled off and I was able to completely clean through with fresh water. Inside the freezer, there must be a drain channel leading to the drain tube outside. This may be visible or hidden behind panelling and, If the outside drain tube was blocked, will probably be full of iced up defrost water and will need to be cleared, either by leaving unit switched of or, by careful use of a hair dryer - GENTLY - so as not to warp the plastic insides. Once this is cleared, ice can then melt off the hidden freezer grills when on defrost cycle and escape correctly to the outside for evaporation.
Mar 30, 2014 |
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