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My LG Refrigerator/Freezer is running water on the floor about every other day. The freezer builds up water/ice in the bottom and then it seems to defrost and run on the floor. Is it the defrost timer and how do I change and purchase the timer?

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  • s_dennis81 May 20, 2011

    My LG doesn't have a water and ice dispenser so what would you suggest for fixing my problem of building up ice in the freezer and then running water on the floor?

    Thanks

  • s_dennis81 May 20, 2011

    This problem just started to occur so I'm not sure it's the setting of the thermostate.
    I was hoping that I wouldn't have to call the repair man by paying for advice from this site.....

  • s_dennis81 May 20, 2011

    I have an LG Model LRFC25750ST refrigerator/freezer that is leaking water on the floor every other day. When you open the bottom freezer door the bottom of the freezer will be full of ice and it seems that it then goes into defrost mode and the water runs on the floor through the freezer seal. It doesn't however remove the ice from the freezer floor and seems to just melt some of the ice which runs on the floor. I was wondering if it was the defrost switch or something on that order and if so where do you purchase the parts?

    Thanks

  • s_dennis81 May 20, 2011

    The refrigerator does have an ice maker but it's not hooked up. I pulled the refrigerator out from the wall the other day and inspected the water tray which is on the back side and you can't remove it from the front. I will inspect the door seal again but didn't find anything when I inspected it the other day.
    Do you have the manual for this model of refrigerator? I can't find mine but it should show you the drain pan on the back side of the refrigerator.

    Thanks

  • s_dennis81 May 20, 2011

    I inspected the seals again and then cleaned out the ice from the bottom of the freezer. I don't see how anything from the freezer drains into the pan, there isn't a hole anywhere. Does it drain into the pan?
    I also adjusted the feet so that the doors would close on thier own.

  • salwood1 Dec 16, 2014

    often the circulation channel is blocked with ice, just turn it off forr 24 hours & it melts the ice build up, if that is the problem

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His_dennis81,

If water running down to your floor from your freezer ice may be blocking the circulation channel inside the fridge. It's easy to address this problem. Just kindly follow the steps below to stop the issue:

1. First thing to do is to empty your freezer compartment. Once emptied, open it up so you can access evaporator and defrost coils.

2. To melt any ice around the coils and in hole to bottom of the machine you may use a hair blower.

3. Then, blow through hole to make sure that it is free of debris and ice.

4. Finally, using a copper or aluminum wire place onde end of the wire into the hole and wrap enough amount around the defrost coil.

Small amount of heat will be transferred by the wire down the hole to make sure that it remains ice free. This will solve your drainage problems with your freezer defrosting and water running out of the refrigerator.

There are diagrams available on this link that you can view. You might find it helpful. Also, remember your safety during the process.

Hope it helps.

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No, defrost timer is not a cause while there are several other causes which you eill inspect step by step.

Analyzing the likely source
1
Move the refrigerator out from the wall and look for the location of the leak.
2
Check the side panels and the seals around the door for beads of "sweat." This could indicate a condensation problem.
3
Check the floor. A puddle there could indicate a missing or cracked drip pan, or a leak in the water line that feeds your ice maker.
4
Check for water seeping from the front of the freezer or the refrigerator. This could indicate your defrost drain is plugged or your ice maker is leaking.
Fixing a condensation problem
5
Check that the doors shut correctly. Hold each door about halfway open, then let go. If the doors don't shut completely, adjust the screw legs on the front of the refrigerator so the unit tilts back a bit. With adjustable pliers, turn each leg one revolution clockwise. Recheck the doors and, if necessary, repeat the process until they shut securely.
6
Inspect the door gaskets. Look for debris that may keep the doors from shutting. Also check for cracks or gaps in the gaskets that could allow the cold air to seep out. If you find debris, clean the gaskets with warm, soapy water. If you find cracks or gaps, you'll need to replace the gaskets (see How to Fix a Refrigerator That Cools Poorly).
7
If your refrigerator is equipped with a door-frame heater that evaporates condensation, make sure the heater is turned on. The switch should be located with your other refrigerator controls.
Fixing a drip-pan problem
8
Pull off the grill that runs along the bottom of your refrigerator.
9
Locate the drip pan, using a flashlight if necessary. The pan should be sitting on top of a set of black condenser coils and directly below a drain tube that carries water from your freezer when it is in defrost mode.
10
Place the drip pan in your sink and fill it with water to test for leaks. If it leaks, order a replacement from your appliance dealer.
11
If the drip pan doesn't leak, clean it with warm, soapy water, then reinstall the pan and the refrigerator grill.
Fixing a clogged defrost drain
12
Locate the defrost drain. It should be a round hole or a channel running under the vegetable and fruit bins in the refrigerator or along the floor of the freezer compartment.
13
Inspect the drain for clogs and remove any debris. If necessary, use a small screwdriver to break up debris that's trapped in the drain hole.
14
Fill a meat baster with hot water and force it through the drain to make sure the clog is gone. If the drain is operating properly, the hot water will fill the drip pan.
Fixing a leaky ice maker
15
Pull the refrigerator away from the wall and locate the copper water-supply line. It runs from the house water line to the refrigerator water-supply valve. (To get to the supply valve, you may have to use a screwdriver or a nut driver and socket to remove your refrigerator's back access panel.)
16
Inspect the copper supply line, the supply valve, and the plastic supply tube that runs from the other side of the supply valve to the back of the ice maker.
17
If a connection is leaking, tighten it with an adjustable wrench. If either the copper supply line or the plastic supply tube is leaking, you need to replace it.
18
Turn off the water supply. The valve may be under the kitchen sink or connected to a cold-water pipe in your basement.
19
Remove the faulty line and take it to a hardware store to get an exact replacement.
20
Install the new line, tighten the connections with the adjustable wrench and turn the water back on.

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Hi..
Many LG refrigerators include an ice and water dispenser on the front of the refrigerator. The ice and water dispenser also has a control panel that, in addition to controlling the dispenser settings, allows you to adjust the internal temperature of the refrigerator. By default the internal temperature is set to Fahrenheit, however it is designed to be easily changed to Celsius. If at any time you would like to switch the temperature read-out back to Fahrenheit, you can do so with the touch of a button.
Instructions
1>Locate the "Freezer" and "Refrigerator" buttons on the ice and water dispenser control panel.
2>Press and hold the "Freezer" and "Refrigerator" buttons simultaneously.
3>Release the "Freezer" and "Refrigerator" buttons when the temperature display changes from Fahrenheit to Celsius, which takes approximately five seconds.

To get more support with your LG product CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to download manual guide for your reference

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    HTS Sri Aman May 20, 2011

    to build the ice you just have to adjust the temperature of the water level temostart to freeze, if your freezer fails to do so, this means that there are other problems in your fridge and it requires you to make a detailed inspection of your refrigerator, as is often done by specialists providing a refrigerator repair service.


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