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Water Dripping Inside

We have a Samsung American style fridge/freezer and 3 days ago we found large amount of water leaking from it, we opened the freezer door and found water at the bottom of the freezer, this fills up every 2-3 days then starts to leak, we put some kitchen roll down to absorb the water, but have to change this every 2-3 days once it becomes saturated

Can anyone help?

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  • kdevlukia Aug 25, 2008

    Dear Neil



    No air coming in from outside, the water is leaking into the freezer from the back of the freezer, there are these plastic grate openings inside at the back and water drops come in from there and then pool at the bottom.



    Do you have any other ideas what it might be



    Kind Regards



    Kailesh

  • kdevlukia Aug 26, 2008

    Dear Neil



    Someone has told me its a blocked freezer drain, model Samsung RS20CCMS



    So question is how would i unblock it.



    Best Regards



    Kailesh Devlukia



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Sounds like a blocked defrost drain. By "American" I presume you mean side-by-side.
I had a similar problem with a freezer-on-top style Samsung. The solution to that was to defrost the freezer, remove the false backing plate in the freezer (required removal of the ice cube tray. the panel just pops out with a bit of pulling). The drain hole beneath the freezer coils was blocked with ice. This drain passes down into the fridge and then out the back of the fridge into the evaporation pan next to the motor. There is a collector pan under the freezer coils, this and the drain hole were filled with ice. When the freezer goes into its self-defrost cycle the water collects here and then overflows into the fridge.
I removed the ice with hot water/vinegar mixture (so it doesn't re-freeze immediately) and simultaneosuly used a bit of chiselling with a screwdriver to clear the drain plug. I did this from inside the fridge working up the drain hole into the freezer. The whole job took about an hour.

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Hi Kdevlukia,
Happy to help you!!
Sounds like an air leak!
is there Ice build up around the door alowing outside air in?


I would advise you on this occasion to call service.

These guys are good!
A&E factory service does most brands warranty services.
They are open 7days/24hours nation wide.
call tonight! 1-800-905-9505

I am happy to assist you!
Neil
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    Neil Aug 25, 2008

    Hi Kdevlukia,
    Happy to help you!!

    How old is the unit?
    If it is 10 years old or more it's not worth fixing becaue the new units use MUCH LESS ELECTRICITY!
    If not then I think it is low on freon or a bad thermostat.
    write me back the yearof it!

    I would advise you on this occasion to call service.



    IN the USA


    These guys are good!


    A&E factory service does most brands warranty services.




    They are open 7days/24hours nation wide.




    call tonight! 1-800-905-9505









    I am happy to assist you!




    Neil




    PS. Before you leave this site please leave a "Problem Solved" rating for me on fixya.com







  • Neil
    Neil Aug 26, 2008

    Hi Kdevlukia,
    Happy to help you!!
    unfortunately form what I hear from you, I think you must call service!!!!


    I would advise you on this occasion to call service.





    These guys are good!


    A&E factory service does most brands warranty services.




    They are open 7days/24hours nation wide.In the USA
    1-800-905-9505









    I am happy to assist you!




    Neil




    PS. Before you leave this site please leave a "Problem Solved" rating for me on fixya.com







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