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Water "pouring" from freezer condenser

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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    Leslie Korngold Jul 20, 2008

    I turned the freezer off after discovering the water was coming from the upper sides of the unit. Once it was room temperature and dry, I recaulked those seams, left the freezer off for another two days, and have not had the problem.

    The drain valley in the refrigerator part of the unit needed to be recaulked in the past. This seems to have been a weakness in the design.

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Sounds like drain in freezer is clogged and has iced over

so when unit goes into defrost water leaks into freezer bottom and freezes

you can either shut off fridge for a day and let ice in drain melt
and hopefully clear line

or u can take back cover off freezer section pour hot water in drain pan and make sure drain hole is cleared and draining down to pan

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