Question about Refrigerators

1 Answer

Water and ice in fridge leaking on floor.

There is water under crisper drawer. ice at top of compartment. at cover of some Styrofoam, behind light bulbs. no water in evaporator pan. tried vacuuming two lines at evaporator pan. still no drainage.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 148 Answers

You have to defrost the freezer it will take almost a day byitself,but you can speed it up with a hair blower pointed inside the freezer toward the back at the bottom,unplug your fridge and hair blower on low you dont want to melt the styrofoam,put 2 bowls in you fridge top shelf towards the back to catch watr falling from the vents,when you see water come into the pan under the fridge your all set ,clean up water and plug fridge back in,its the drain hose is blocked with ice

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Water is building up on bottom of fridge


If you have water build-up on the floor of the food compartment, or ice buildup on the floor of the freezer compartment, you are probably suffering from either a frost problem or from a clogged defrost drain.

Remove everything from your freezer, including all food and any shelves. Do not remove the icemaker (if installed.)
Look at and feel the panel covering the bottom or back of the freezer compartment. Is it thick with frost?
On top freezer models, are the holes in the top of the food compartment that lead to the evaporator choked with ice?
Is there ice forming on, or lots of water on the ceiling of the food compartment?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, there's probably a defrost problem.
If you suspect a defrost problem, first remove any icemaker that may be installed. You will see a removable panel covering the entire back or bottom of your freezer compartment. There may be 6 to 10 or more screws holding it on. In some units there is a light socket attached to the panel; you'll see this arrangement most often in side-by-sides.

If you start to get an unusual buildup of ice in one particular spot in your freezer, especially beneath the icemaker, check for water leaks.
Water leaking onto the kitchen floor not traceable to one of the problems in Chapters 4 or 6 may be from a leak in the icemaker or door dispenser water system. Icemakers have a water solenoid valve mounted on the back of the fridge, usually behind the back bottom panel, and a water tube that leads straight up the back of the fridge to the icemaker. Door dispensers have a similar water solenoid valve with a water tube that leads beneath the fridge and into the door through a hollow hinge. If your fridge has both features, it's usually a dual water solenoid valve. It can be simple or not-so-simple to fix, but basically it's just a plumbing job.

Jun 13, 2016 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

I have Whirlpool refrigerator without ice maker, It leaks water down inside of the crisper drawers . What can be wrong with it


The most common problem is the defrost drain hole is plugged or frozen over.And the defrosted water from the evap coil is leaking in the fridge compartment,You may have to remove the back panel in the freezer compartment and defrost the evap coil and drain area.

Jan 07, 2011 | Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Hi GE top freezer fridge - 5 years old( no ice


Well for one thing that unit was manufactured 10 years ago. But it sounds like the defrost drain is clogged and the water is running down the inside of the unit. The evaporator (not condenser) is on the bottom of the freezer compartment. The bottom panel of the freezer comes out. They are a bit of a pain to do, but can be done.

Jan 03, 2010 | GE GTS22KBP Top Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Water is forming on the floor. Appears the water is pooling under the crisper drawer, then seeps through the seal. GE TBX 18CI. Any ideas?


You should not have any water at all forming inside the frig compartment unless you have a water dispenser on the frig. The water resevoir is located in the frig compartment at the bottom behind crisper. There may be a small leak or loose water connection on it. Hope this helps.

Jul 24, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Freezer drain plug


Self defrosting refrigerators as well as freezers all have a defrost drain system. This drain system can become plugged or frozen causing defrost drain water to back up into the refrigerator or freezer compartment. The water may gather under the crisper drawers on top freezer models. On side by side, bottom or stand alone freezers ice will build up in the freezer at the bottom and eventually leak out the door.

Plugged Defrost Drain - Freezer on Top (Water under the crisper drawers)

At the top of the refrigerator next to the temperature controls there usually is a cup-like part that carries the defrost drain water into a tube and out the back of the refrigerator to a defrost drain pan behind the unit. Pull the cup out of the tube and clean the cup with hot water and soap. If there is no cup, pull the refrigerator out away from the wall, go behind it and disconnect the drain tube to clear it. If the drain tube is not accessible from the back or the drain can not be cleared from there the main back panel in the freezer can be removed to access, thaw and flush out the drain under the cooling coil.

Use a turkey baster to flush HOT water into the tube to clear any obstruction. The water squirted into the tube should end up in the defrost drain pan.

If the tube will not clear with hot water try blowing it out with compressed air.

Put the cup back on and make sure it is all the way on or in the tube.

Plugged Defrost Drain - Side By Side, Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator or Stand Alone Freezer

The defrost drain pan is located at the bottom of the freezer compartment behind the back wall of the freezer. On some models, the pan is accessible without removing the back panel and others are not. After you get to the defrost drain pan use a hair dryer to melt the ice from the pan.

Once the ice is removed use a turkey baster to squirt HOT water into the drain hole to clear the drain.

When the drain is clear you should hear or see the water you are squirting into the hole enter the pan under or behind the refrigerator.


TheRepairGuru ---- www.repairclinic.com

http://www.repairclinic.com/Whirlpool-Refrigerator-Parts

Jan 26, 2009 | Whirlpool ET9FTKXK Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Whirlpool has water drip inside fridge


sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

Oct 25, 2008 | Frigidaire GLRT212ID Top Freezer...

2 Answers

Water on the bottom shelf of the Refridgerator


Has the refrigerator got a wet inner back?
Ff this is wet, adjust it until this solid ice 'blobs', bt not encrusted, like in a freezer
The refrigerator may not be cool enough and the natural warm moisture allowed into the cool compartment when the door is open is condensing into fluid before it is cooling sufficiently to suspend the moisture as a vapour. If the cool compartment is cool enough, any warm air admitted ill be chilled before it is allowed to condense, keeping the refridgerator dry.
However, the only drawback is that you will have to monitor it to prevent the build up of excesive ice.
Also, whether the refridgerator is either empty of full willaffe the day to day operation.
Hope this helps.

Oct 20, 2008 | Whirlpool ET1FHTXM Top Freezer...

3 Answers

We have condensation inside our frig


Water gathering in the crisper drawers is dropping off of the panel that covers the cooling coils serving the refrigerator (top) compartment and indicates that the drain behind the panel is clogged with ice.

Unplug the unit and empty the top compartment, including the shelves and accessories (you do not have to empty the freezer if you perform this repair in an hour or two).

Part 10 (see diagram) is an assembled panel covering the back wall inside the refrigerator compartment where there are two bottom screws and one central screw (located under a cover tab). The panel (part 10) on model RF217ACPN we bought from Best Buy (2010) is mostly held in by side clips that capture the panel in the opening. Removal of the panel allows access to the coils.

__Once the screws are out, the panel can be removed by pushing in on the sides with your hands (start at the bottom, one side at a time) to unclip the panel from the opening. There is a Styrofoam layer attached to the back of the panel, and ice build-up can make the Styrofoam adhere to the coils behind. Use a hair dryer to warm up the area for several minutes, gently trying to free the panel and deliver warm air behind the panel as it comes free.

__It is important to watch the heat from the hair dryer does not deform any of the plastic parts. _ _

Once free, the panel has two electrical connections at the upper left corner that should be disconnected. Set the panel aside and proceed to warm up the refrigerator with a hair dryer or other blowing air heater.__

You will see the cooling coils in the enclosure and below you will see a "V" shaped collector for the water. This will be filled with ice. Use hot water or air to melt the ice in the collector as well as in the drain line that is at the center, again being careful not to deform plastic parts. This will take 30-60 min depending on the amount of ice.

You know you are finished when water you pour into the pan drains rapidly out of the collector.

See for diagram:
http://www.justanswer.com/appliance/6u17z-refr-rf217acpn-rf217acpn-xaa-getting-water-right.html


9_30_2012_1_51_59_pm.jpg

Jul 01, 2008 | Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

3 Answers

Clogged fridge drain tube


The drain is behind the back panel in the freezer at the bottom. Sounds like it is frozen over which is pretty common. Will need to remove panel and thaw out drain by running hot water down. You can use a putty knife to break up ice first. Make sure you get all ice around the drain above and below the thin aluminum tray at the bottom. After the drain is free don't be alarmed if you get some water on the floor because the drain pan may not hold all of the water you ran down the drain. Not anything you can do to prevent this on this model.

Oct 07, 2007 | Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

608 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4630 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...