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Replace the seals on the frigerator

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Why is water leaking out evey day???


Is the water leaking from the refrigerator compartment or the freezer compartment? Can we assume the "leaking" water is more than some accumulated humidity/moisture (check your door gaskets)? Have you checked all water lines/fittings for the water dispenser/ ice cube maker (if you have one)?

If it is is the freezer section, the problem may be a clogged drain line (is there ice blocking the trough drain hole?) at the bottom of the freezer (evaporator) coils? You may need to defrost the freezer, check for any faulty parts (e.g., defrost time/ADC, defrost thermo, defrost heater), and clean the drain trough/tube. See Refrigerator Defrost Parts for illustrations.

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Water from fridge not going down plug hole into container. How ofter should the water container be emptied at the back of the fridge/freezer I have a sub zero frigerator #550 its about 15 years old....


Hi,

Self-defrosting refrigerators dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle, usually via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates. .

If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.You can use a hair dryer and remove the ice buildup

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I have water collecting on the bottome of my side by side refrigerator on the frigerator sided un the crisper.


Hello and Welcome to FixYa!
Actually the leaking water is from the evaporator coil unit....(it is located at the back wall or underneath the freezer compartment). Under normal conditions,Self-defrost refrigerators usually dispose the water generated during the defrost cycle through a tube or channel that directs the water a pan (Known as Drip pan), commonly below the refrigerator unit....
The channel or tube is clogged and the water is leaking to the refrigerator/freezer unit, so you need to clear that blockage/contamination....Once the blockage is removed, the generated water will move through that channel/tube directly to the drip pan and there will no water on the floor in the refrigerator/freezer compartment. This is all you need to do....


Best of Luck,


Your token of appreciation in form of rating would be highly obliged,


Concerned.

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It freezes the frigerator side


check for ice build up on the damper door located between the freezer and refrigerator compartments and make sure it can open and close as you adjust the refrigerator cold control,if so defrost it with a hair dryer and then try it for operation

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Water pressure is at a trickle in door dispenser on fridge. filter is clean and mounted properly.


Check the water reservoir in the rear of the fresh food compartment. It may be frozen. If so, there may be an issue with the "damper control assembly" (located in the upper left side of the fresh food compartment) that allows cold air from the freezer compartment into the fresh food compartment. This cold air works its way down to the reservoir (and perhaps other items) and freezes the water inside the reservoir, which disallows regular flow of water at your external dispenser.

Contact an appliance service company.

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Water pools and freezes at bottom of the freezer. When tray is full water leaks out of freezer onto kitchen floor.


I am uncertain as to what you mean by "when tray is full"? However, you probably have a clogged drain in the freezer compartment. During the defrost cycle, which usually occurs every eight hours, defrost components (defrost thermostat & heater(s) ) melt the ice that has accumulated on the evaporator coil in the freezer compartment. The water from the melted ice drains through a hole in the freezer compartment (behind the freezer's rear panel) and accumulates in a drain pan below the refrigerator. This water should evaporate over time, whereby you should not have to regularly empty the drain pan. If the drain hole is clogged (usually from algae or other debris, etc.), the water finds another path to flow (which is inside the bottom of your freezer compartment). This water will usually freeze. Water will then flow toward the front of your freezer compartment and out of the door on to the floor when you open the door.

Contact an appliance service company to unclog your freezer drain. Also have them check your defrost components (thermostat & heater(s)).

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I have an older ET21DM with an icemaker. Water is


you need to clean the drain after you clean the ice out you should notice a hole run a piece of wire down the hole a couple of times then flush with hot water

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Ice tastes funny and a strange metallic or plastic type smell


Sometimes the smell comes from something in the freezer or even the refrigeratior and makes the ice taste funny. My suggestion is to clean out the freezer compartment of anything frozen that has been there a while and may have freezer burn. That may be the funny smell you are experiencing.
Hope this will help you.

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Subzero bottom freezer drawer is freezing shut.


Silicone bath/shower sealant should work, the one that smells like vinegar. Also known as RTV.

 

Just make sure the area is dry, clean and free of old caulk.

It'll need to be at room temperature to set properly for a few hours.

 

I have used this sealant on things before that went as low as

-50C. Preperation is the key though.

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