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condensation due to either clogged plugged evaporator drain hole line. or a bad door seal or seals allowing moister and air to condensate? then freeze as u may also want to check ur damper air flow to see if its to far open as per the freezing? even ur cold control thermostat may be set to high
Hi, most all evaporative water coolers have a threaded hole in the bottom of the unit. It will look like a piece of plastic pipe about 4 to 5 inches tall and it just screws in a hole. just grab hold of it and turn it ccw to remove it for draining. Keep me posted. Sincerely, Shastalaker7 PS, If it is to tight to remove by hand, you can use channel lock pliers.
I believe your defrost condensate drain has a blockage of ice and will need to be defrosted and clean the condensate line from the freezer to the condensate collection plate below your refrigerator. Most times the blockage begins slowly until the opening of the drain hole under the evaporator freezes itself shut. Below is a link to some solutions I have collected over a period of time. Also has a short movie that makes the repair look simpler. There are many reasons for this happening for example water leaking from a water supply line for the dispenser or ice maker, a crack in the defrost pan, water leaking inside and draining through the refrigerator cabinet, but most are caused by a defrost drain line blockage. Below is a link that may be helpful so try to take it all in and use the parts that most refer to your specific problem, Thanks Sea Breeze click on link below
There are a few things that it could be. Do you mean the evaparator coil? This would be the coil on the inside of the freezer, the condenser is outside the unit. If the evap. coil is freezing, you could have to much in your freezer blocking air flow. You could also have a evap. fan not running. Check the owner's manual for the location of the defrost timer, it could be bad. The thermostat needs to be checked and set so that it is at a reasonable level. One last thing to check would be the condensate drain. Make sure the drain is not plugged or the line is not plugged. Good luck.
To poshodian: There are a few more posts about this problem. Of course, in order to fix it, you have to remove the panel hiding the condenser coils behind the grill and showing the drain hole.
This is what I just posted on one of them:
I’ve had my Maytag 2454 fridge for 8 years. But only this week did the same problem show up as cathy824 and lew223. When I poked a drink stirrer into the top of the drain hole, it was hard as a rock. Not knowing why condensate from the coils was not draining into the hole and tubing that would empty the water into the pan evaporator on the bottom of the fridge, I took everything apart in the back and messed around with the black rubber elbow at the other end of the drain plug. I shouldn’t have bothered, because what I finally did was to pour boiling, boiling hot water over the drain hole to melt the ice and gunk that was frozen solid in the drain tubing. While I was doing that, I poked the stirrer into the hole, washing the gunk down the drain and into the very dry evaporator pan. Keep pouring hot water into the drain hole until you’re satisfied that water can flow freely into the pan.
That solved the problem of condensate water freezing on the bottom of the freezer and running onto the kitchen floor. Thanks to lew223 for the fix! The fridge should be good for another 8 years now.
YOU FIRST SOLUTION TO THE DRAIN HOLE FREEZING UP YOU NEED TO GET A TECHNICIAN TO HAVE A LOOK AND REPAIR IT,IT WILL BE BEST IF HE INSTALLS A PAD HEATER TO KEEP THE DRIP TRAY FROM ICING UP.YOUR SECOND PROBLEM YOU NEED TO SEE IF THE DRAIN HOLE IN THE FRIDGE SECTION IS NOT BLOCKED WITH ANYTHING IF SO HAVE IT CLEANED AND POUR SOME HOT WATER DOWN TO WASH OUT WAT IS IN THE DRAIN PIPE.GOOD LUCK.MOHAMED
the drain hole could have ben clogged with dirt and now with ice as the water did not drain as it went back to freezing mode. un plug the unit, let the ice thaw for a day, open the rear cover of the freezer and clean the bottom part of the evaporator. you can find the hole at the bottom part of the drain pan. i hope i was able to help.