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My 6yr. old LG fridge/freezer (GR-621RW) has started leaking water. There is a drip coming from a small 'drainage hole'? at the top of the fridge. Water accumulates at the back of the top shelf and then runs down under the bottom drawer and out on to the floor. After mopping it up, it takes about 2 days to pour out on to the floor again. There doesn't seem to be any way to unclog a drain as the back of the fridge is solid. How can I solve this problem?

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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    my eight year old whirlpool top freezer refrigerator leaks from the top down in bottom ;the drain seems to be stopped and there is no way to take the back off the get to the drain tube,it dose not drain now.

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The ice and water-dispensing system of your refrigerator is quite complex. Many components work together to provide the ice and water. Aside from a simple problem of a leaky water tube or a jammed ice chute, most other components are not user serviceable. We suggest that you contact a qualified appliance repair technician for such repairs.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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Possibly your defrost drain found inside the freezer back wall is blocked. If you could send me the model number I could help you better. Thanks, Sea Breeze
Look at following areas for the model number

  • Beneath Or Inside Food Compartment On Cabinet Frame
  • On Plate Lower Front Or Rear Of Cabinet
  • Beside Compressor Door On Right End
  • Near Rear Of Cabinet
  • Inside Liner At Top

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: water dripping from freezer onto top shelf of fridge with ice buildup back of freezer

Hi, I can help you. The drain is plugged in the freezer section. Could I get the model #?
Some models need an after market drain heat strip added.
Please let me know and I can get you through tis.

Thanks
Vic

Posted on May 30, 2009

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This is a very common problem and has several reasons that may cause the problem. I have a lot of information that covers the different ways that this takes place and hot to to resolve the problem all on one page. So read the complete page and choose the part that most fits your refrigerators condensate overflow. Thanks, Sea Breeze
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HOW TO FIX A LEAKING REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Collecting water at bottom of frig inside under drawers.

begin by removing the grill on the front at floor level. look under there and you will see the evaporation pan. next pull the fridge out from the wall so you can get behind it. there you will see the tube. to unclog it you will have to disconnect it at the top and force hot water into it using a turkey baster.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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SOURCE: water dripping from freezer onto top shelf of fridge with ice buildup back of freezer

the defroster isn't close enough to the drain to be effective. remove the back wall of the inside of the freezer, remove the excess ice. clear out the ice from the drain using hot water and a turkey baster. there is a kit from whirlpool that uses a piece of metal and a screw around the defrost rod, but I found out that a piece of 14 gauge solid core wire with the insulation stripped off works great too. stick the stripped wire into the drain, 2 to 3 inches, and wrap the rest around the defrost rod.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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