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Re: Water leaking into the fridge
Defrost limit is wired in series with the heater and clipped to the evaporator coil. the timers are put in many different places i would have to know the make and model to tell you were it is.
pour some bleach down the drain to kill the biogook that could be built up in the drain trap. sorry it took so long, I have been on a terrific month long drunk and not checking e-mail!
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If your fridge is not designed with an automatic de-icing function, then there may be an ice dam blocking the cold air from moving from the freezer to the fridge. I had a fridge once that would get blocked with ice even if the rest of the freezer was ice-free.
Unplug your unit (often shutting off the breaker is easier than digging behind the fridge for the plug).
Pull everything out of the freezer and put it in a box. Cover the box completely with blankets to insulate it so your food doesn't thaw and spoil. Prop open the freezer door and let any ice accumulation melt.
Once everything has thawed out, wipe up the water and plug the unit back in. You should be able to tell after 10 minutes or so whether the fridge is getting cooler or not.
It does appear that your side by side refrigerator has an ice maker, so that rules out any extra water from a faulty valve. I think the seal on your freezer door may be broken/torn. Usually there is no water (per se) in the freezer, but as things thaw, or as the door is opened it can create condensation that leaks. The freezer will retain cool for a while but eventually things will thaw out and water will leak. Please check the thermostat for the freezer, and make sure there are no containers leaking in the fridge portion. Good luck.
Some have said that if you are fridge is still making ice, then your water line may be frozen. So you need to let it thaw out by leaving the freezer door open. Figure out somewhat to try and keep the cold air in by using plastic sheeting or something, until the line thaws. You can't dispense water with the door open, so reach up press the button that makes it think its closed and try to dispense the water..or just shut the door to test it out. I am going to try this when I get home today, because I am having the same problem on my GE model# GSH25JFTA BB.
The drain hose in the back of your freezer is frozen shut. The water you see is coming from the defrost cycle. Turn off the refrigerator. Remove the floor from your freezer and remove/thaw all of the ice. Locate the drain in the back of the freezer. It may be behind the back panel. Thaw the drain until water flows freely through it. Reassemble the freezer, and you are back in business.
This could be your heater has malfuncutioned and what is happening is that when you turn it on the freezer is trying to get cold and frost and the heater is staying on and letting things melt very fast and causing a water problem
my suggestion is to start from the beginning! shut down the fridge for a couple of days store food somewhere else (obviously and see if you get much water at bottom. have mos and bucket nearby. blow into any hoses that are accessible. unplug fridge of course.