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Hotpoint Ultima Fridge/Freezer keeps leaking underneath

I keep getting a pool of water underneath my Hotpoint Ultima fridge/freezer.
What is wrong, and how do I fix it?

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Ian

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  • ianlewis23 Aug 29, 2008

    There is sometimes a bit of ice on the freezer floor, but not the fridge. I noticed when I took out the panel covering the freezer pipes inside the freezer, that the hole leading down out of the freezer was frozen over. Is this to blame?

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    Ian

  • douglas smith May 11, 2010

    do you have a layer of ice on the floor of the freezer and also on the floor of the fridge?



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Yes this is probably the source of the problem - the defrost water doesn't flow down the drain.

melt the blockage with hot water till you get free flow down the drain - takes a bit of patience

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