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I assume the fridge is conventional ie not driven by cold air from the freezer.
if so, on the back wall there is a gulley with a drain hole in the middle and this is blocked. poke something flexible down the hole to clear the blockage and pour a small amount of water in the gulley to make sure it flows away freely

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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Lou, the reason for the leak was probably a bad door gasket allowing condensation out. Now, the leak is so bad that the freezer coils are full of ice. Clean or replace the gasket. Test the seal by running a 2 inch wide piece of typing paper through the gasket area in a couple of places. Resistance must be felt.

Either remove the back panel in the freezer to defrost the ice or wait a full two days for defrosting to take place. While you're at it, clean the condenser coils. Want to see if you have enough refrigerant? Shut unit for at least 15 minutes. Locate the largest tube coming out of the compressor. It must be clean. Start the unit. If will frost and either dry off or become icy after at least 5 minutes. If it stays frosted, you probably need gas.

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Make sure the drip pan is in the correct position.

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: water leaks inside fridge from top freezer

check your gasket on the refridge door see if it has any rips or you have a blocked drain in freezer

Posted on May 02, 2009

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Just to expand on the excellent advice from woodchuckie - I had the same problem and these are the steps I took to resolve.
1) Remove the back panel. There are about 7 screws to undo.
2) The drain tube is towards the middle about 3/4 inch in diameter.
3) Remove the tube. I found a little black rubber 'flute' which I have now removed as I think this was causing some back pressure. Make sure the tube is clean and free from dusty gunk. Mine was anyway hence the removal of the flute.
4) Remove everything from the lower 2/3s of the freezer compartment. Remove the screws (some are covered by white caps) there are about six. You must remove all the screws up to the place where the top panel starts.
5) The back panel may be frozen in place. From a standing position reach down and grab the protruding plastic - pull up and out. The panel should loosen. Turn it sideways to remove it.
6) You should now see the freezer matrix and the frost free heater pipes at the bottom. If your like me you will see a block of ice at the bottom!!
7) I took a hair dryer (carfull of the water/electricity hazzard) and melted the ice (also be careful about melting the plastic of the freezer!! doh).
8) With a sponge remove the loose water.
9) The drain is in the middle and is difficult to get to.
10) I took a screw driver to the hole and jabbed at it.
11) Boil a kettle and fill the shallow tray around the drain. If your lucky the water will work through quickly and you'll hear it falling into the evaporation tray. If not then keep sponging the water out and replacing with boiling water (and have a few more jabs with a screwdriver!). Keep working it untill you have success.
12) Ensure that the interior of the freezer is dry ( I blew some air from the hair dryer through the drain and got someone on the drain at the back to confirm they could feel it coming through.
13) Replace all the plastics, back panel and screws. Put everything back in the freezer, plug it back in and set it to power freeze.

The whole thing took about 45mins - 1 hour.
Hope this helps.



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