Question about Hotpoint Refrigerators
Its also possible there is a small leak around one of your inlet water valves for water dispensor & ice maker. That dual valve is located in the back corner of the fridge. You have to remove the bottom panel in back to check it. You might want to put a piece of cardboard under fridge overnight to try & pinpoint the location of leak.
Replace the icemaker signal arm in the ON (down) position. Pour a glass of water through the dispenser, but do not drink it. Open the refrigerator door and check for leaks. It you find a leak, unscrew the filter cup and reinstall the filter. You may also want to check the o-ring inside the cup to make sure it is correctly in place.
Note: Replacing this type of filter is a quick process - there is no need to unplug your refrigerator or shut the water off when replacing it. Also, this filter should be replaced every six months.
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Posted on Jul 12, 2008
Water can leak from these areas:
The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door
The back of the refrigerator
The inside ceiling of the refrigerator
The inside back wall of the refrigerator
Underneath the front of the refrigerator
The bottom front of the refrigerator or freezer door Self-defrostingrefrigerators usually dispose of the water generated during the defrostcycle via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at thebottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normallyevaporates. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How ThingsWork section of our website).
If the tube or channel is cloggedor obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of therefrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom,inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time itmay 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 flowdown to the drain pan.
In some refrigerators, the defrostwater is intentionally directed down the back wall of the refrigerator,where it then flows to the bottom of the refrigerator compartment andout to a small drain--usually located beneath one of the drawers at thebottom of the refrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked,the water may back up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.
Anothercause may be the following. The refrigerator may have doorframe heatersto evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If yourrefrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says “energy saver”or something similar, while running in that mode the door heaters aredisabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. Ifthe condensation disappears the problem is solved.
The back of the refrigerator Watercoming from the back of the refrigerator usually comes from either theice maker water valve or line (if there is an ice maker), or from thedefrost drain pan.
Here's what to do:
The inside back wall of the refrigerator Insome refrigerators, the water from the defrost cycle is intentionallydirected down the back wall of the refrigerator, where it then flows tothe bottom of the refrigerator compartment and out to a small drain -usually located beneath one of the drawers at the bottom of therefrigerator. If the drain becomes clogged or blocked, the water mayback up. To fix this problem, clear the obstruction.
Underneath the front of the refrigerator Ifthe refrigerator is equipped with a water dispenser on the freezerdoor, check if the water line to the dispenser is leaking. Also, checkthe drip pan to be sure it isn’t out of place, broken or cracked.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
Remove any drawer bins that are at the bottom of the fridge and freezer and check that there is no clogging of the drain hole..IF this fridge has one. I am just thinking of my OLD fridge and what I need to do sometimes. Check the seal on the door...is there a gap that air is getting in...DID you just move it recently. Your best bet however to find out what really is wrong is to call a maintenance person to have a good look at it. sounds like the drain in the bottom of the freezer or the tube is clogged. When most self defrosting freezers defrost, the ice melts, runs through a hole or tube in the bottom of the freezer and into a tray under the freezer which is then evaporated from the heat generated by the compressor. if the water cant get to the tray it will eventually run out of the freezer since the defrost timer continues to cycle.
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
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