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Ice in bottom of frost free freezer - Maytag MSD2454G Side by Side Refrigerator

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  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    The coils inside my freezer get frozen. When this happens my refridge compartment stays warm

  • Michael Kruper Sep 28, 2008

    water collects and freezes in bottom of freezer compartment. leaking in from grill at back of freezer in bottom compartment

  • debbipardoe Oct 14, 2008

    I am having exactly the same problem. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • rlgparker Nov 16, 2008

    We have this problem too! Help!

  • debeliades Dec 28, 2008

    Having same problem...sheet of ice forming on bottom of freezer every 3-4 days. Leaks water out the front after the ice becomes thick if you don't chip it away. Help!

  • itsandre56 Mar 31, 2009

    Ice is forming in bottom of freezer. Ive turned off the water to the ice maker to see if this was my problem and still continues to form ice in the bottom.

    I can see the heater eliment glowing and hear the water sizzle as is drips on it. Is this dangerus? Where is this water coming from? And how do i fix it?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I have water on the bottom left hand side around were the water lines connect is my connector bad or some thing else, Sims to leak when the ice maker fills

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Water in the bottom of the freezer indicates that the drain in the bottom is preventing the excess water from defrost from draining. If you have the time you can empty you unit and let it sit for several days to completely thaw (unplugged and doors open), or you can unplug the drain in the freezer. Typically either of these two methods will fix the problem...

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Drain pan is frozen up, Remove cover from back wall of frezzer compartment down to the grill openings. You will see a overflow tray backed up with frozen water. use hairdryer to free ice dam from drain hose -- That'LL fix ya!!

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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I have ice in bottom of the freezer as well... but water is coming from underneath the refrigerator. Is there a drain pan that needs to be emptied. Bought used from a friend and don't have manual.

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Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Icing up in bottom of the freezer

I don't know the particulars of your brand, but if it is frosting up Most fridges will have a bad heater element, a bad defrost timer (or controller if it is electronic) or most likely a bad defrost limit switch. This is a switch mounted on the inlet line of the evaporator with a clip and senses when the evaporater is defrosted so that it does not get too hot and start melting parts. This switch should have zero ohms of resistance when cold (below 40ish) and be completely open when above 40 or so. The easiest way to test it is take the wall covering the evaporater off and locate the plugs for the swiths. Test continuity through it. If it is sitting in ice, it should have no resistance. If it is open and in ice (infinite resistance) then it's bad.

Posted on Oct 05, 2006

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SOURCE: frig not cooling and now freezer is frosting

Val sounds like a defrost problem..go ahead and defrost your freezer again... check your evaporator drain your fan motors let let me know and I can help you Krazytech

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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machine has a defrost issue, defrost mi metal or defrost timer

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: excessive frost/ice buildup near bottom on freezer

Hello.

If you remove the bottom drawer in the freezer you will be able to see the back of the freezer. You will notice a large build up of ice in the bottom of that panel. If this is the case, you will need to empty the freezer up to the icemaker bucket. There is a panel with several screw in it that you will have to remove. Once removed you will want to defrost as much of the ice as you can with a hair dryer. Once you get the ice down to the hole you will want to heat some water up in the microwave and pour it into the hole repeatedly until it clears the line and drains on its own. This will remove whatever bug of ice particle that blocked it. Put everything back together and you will no longer have this problem.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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Sounds like a defrost problem, is there ice on the back wall of the freezer? If so the defrost system has failed. The most common repair is a Part# 67004757 defrost thermostat and adaptive defrost board Part# 67004704. Even with the parts in your hand, you will need to de-ice the freezer to replace the thermostat in the freezer section, then unplug unit to replace the adaptive defrost board located in the controls of the refrigerator section. Normally it can take about an hour to complete.
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