Water originating from the condenser or whatever is located on the upper right of the bottom drawer freezer started flooding our floor. This has nothing to do with the ice maker. A few months ago out freezer froze shut. By turning it off for a litlte while, I was able to melt enough ice to open it and clear the ice from inside, now this happened. I am beginning to suspect the freezer is failing after 14 years, but not the refrigerator which is going strong. Anyone know what is going on?
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It will be in the freezer behind the rear panel. You will most likely have to remove the rear panel in the freezer and pour hot water in the drain trough until the drain clears up and the water drains down the drain tube.
I am sending a couple links for the LG manuals but that sounds to me that water is either overflowing into freezer compartment from the fresh food compartment or when the freezer goes into defrost the drain that carries the water out to a condensate pan below refrigerator (Location #105A) has either ice or sludge caught in the drain. Here is the=> LRFD22850 Exploded View then scroll to page 44 where you will see the location number 319A That will be the condensate/drip collection tray where the water from defrost should be going. If the drain location # 105A is the drain assembly, pipe Z coming from under your freezer drawers. Where you say you see the water pooling and freezing. And the Service manual Click Here=> LRFD22850 Service Manual I will try to make this simple but I must try to explain with photos and notes with other links=> Leaking Refrigerators Just What May Be Happening and here=> Leaking Refrigerators! This may take some detective work because as you see any place there is water there may be water flowing down to the area below freezer drawers so look for any water that may be coming even from the water filter area inside fresh food compartment.Even a slight lean will cause the water to pool up and freeze there and close the drain slowly. If you should need parts scroll to page 51 in your Service Manual and on left is the photo location and on right is the part number under the model LRFD22850 then enter the part numbers into search feature here=>
Drain in freezer compartment is plugged.
Mold (fungus) buildup sometimes restricts water flowing into condensate tube in the defrost cycle, and water somehow can enter in the refrigerator compartment and out the bottom of the refrigerator door.
You must clean the condensate tube!
You must remove back cover in freezer. One screw in left upper corner behind plastic screw plug will allow you to remove the cover exposing evapourator coil and condensate drain tube hole below it. Must also remove back cover at rear of refrigerator exposing the condensate drain tube END which may be restricted also.Tube must be totally cleared to allow the water created from defrost cycle to exit to the drain pan in the bottom of the refrigerator.
This is due to excessive condensation and in bottom freezers due to proximity of the compressor.There is some residual water falling on to the drawers which forms the ice and this must be prevented. make sure that the frozen foods that was stocked did not loose water into the bottom till we can suspect the freezer. Also frequent opening of the freezer will allow for condensation whicj must be wiped out at intervals.
This can prevent some ice formation and also check if there is leak from the evaporator trays to the freezer during defrosting.
Turns out there is actually a small drain hole on the bottom of the freezer where condensation and such goes. Take out your bottom drawer/shelf and look in the back of the freezer.
out the bottom white tray that is under the wire shelving and at the
back of the freezer is a small hole. Pour in a cap full of bleach and
then 1 cup of boiling water. There can be condensation builds up and
clogs the hole.
the condensate drain hose is blocked.
remove the plastic rear cover in the freezer; locate the drain opening;
it's about 1/2 inch in diameter; it drains into a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. using a funnel and, a small pan, pour hot water through the blocked hose until water flows into the drain pan again.
remove the condensate pan pour the water out and, reinstall the pan.
your defrost drain on the freezer side is stopped up causing the drain to freeze over then eventually running out on the floor during the defrost cycle. Locate the drain at the back of the freezer and thaw it out using hot water. Using a screw driver or other object gently push down into the defrost hole and dislodge whatever is stuck there.
An air hose with good air pressure may also work well. When the drain line is clear you should be able to pour water through it freely.
So how many times has the ice maker stopped working? seems like you are having bad luck with these ice makers. One of the problems is the electronic modules on those models do that but I really don't know what may be causing yours to go so many times. yes the control board sometimes will stop them but it will stop a lot of other things too if that was the reason. Sounds to me the technician took advantage on that call just to put one in. The computer does have something to do with power but I think he or she took advantage of you. Now if you can pour tap water into the tray slots and it will freeze and drop the ice then the water control valve is the problem. You know I could make enough money just being honest with the customer. Try the water trick and let me know what happens and we will decide from there, OK? Thanks, Sea Breeze.
Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use
and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater
comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost
drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the
freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.
Your drain tubemay be stopped up with ice at the upper end
because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the
evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it.
Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey basterwill usually clear it out. Flushing
it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough
to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils
on the lower back of the freezer
you have a drain hose from the top back of the freezer down to the condensate pan on the bottom of the refrigerator near the floor
this hose is blocked causing ice to build up behind the rear inner wall.
remove the back of the freezer wall and using a funnel pour hot water in to the hose to clear the condensate hose also remove all the ice behind the wall; remove the back cardboard to see the water come through the hose into the condensate tray when you pour the water it should pour right through if it's clear