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Water pooling and freezing inside bottom freezer

The ice maker is working. Some water runs down the back of the freezer eventually filling the bottom well of the frig and freezing.We think it only happens when the ice maker is refilling...please help

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  • Max whitmyer
    Max whitmyer Mar 02, 2014

    we don't have a ice maker

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    ice maker water is not refilling

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    when the door switch is pressed for water, the water goes into the ice maker, and all over inside the freezer. When the ice is pressed, the auger works, but the ice maker does not fill.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    water pooling and freezing under freezer

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    The freeze freeze over in the bottom is a solid sheet of ice and the door almost freezes shut.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    water sprays all over inside of freezer from ice maker, freezing rails on draw

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I had the same problem with my LRFC25750 and have finally figured out what's happening! The water that is pooling and freezing on the bottom of the freezer is definitely coming from the defrost cycle. It is pooling inside the freezer compartment because the drain inside the back of the freezer intended to carry the defrost water down to the external evaporator tray underneath is blocked with ice. As a result, the defrost water from the coils overflows the collector under the coils and runs down the inside back of the freezer, pools on the bottom, and re-freezes when the cycle is over. this continues until there's so much ice on the bottom that the water from next defrost cycle runs out on the floor. The "easy" solution is to unplug the unit and let it completely melt out (this could take 24-36 hours). I couldn't wait, so I removed the freezer drawers and their tracks and pulled out the back panel inside the freezer -- saw the ice in the collector and blocking the drain and I melted it away with hot water and verified that water could now flow down to the external evaporator tray. Unless you want to do this, I'd say give it a good 24-36 hours for all the ice to melt away. I think it all started when we left the freezer door ajar for a whole day and probably had a lot of frost build-up on the coils. The next defrost cycle was not enough to clear all the frost and things began to build up from there. Once the drain is frozen, though, you're finished -- the defrost heater doesn;t reach down that far and you have to melt it down completely or it will continue to leak forever. I've heard that you can get a drain heater to ensure that the drain never freezes over or at least so that it is sure to clear with each defrost cycle. I'll post an update if I locate one.

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  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2007

    OK, I found a reference to a drain heater that will keep this problem from recurring. The reference also confirms that the problem of water pooling and freezing on the bottom of the freezer can be caused by a frozen drain and can be solved this way. Follow this link: http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYre...

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Most supply pipes for the ice maker sections have removable supply pipes which literally plug into the back of the cabinet above the ice maker. The omly thing I could suggest is locating that supply pipe and seeing if it has become dislodged. It should just be a case of resecuring this pipe, it may also be worth while to check for a crack in that pipe also. Hope this is of some help, it doesnt sound like a major fault or something you cant find.

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I have a LGLRSC26923TT side by side.It builds up ice on the walls, back and drawers,It looks like it is running down.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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