I started with the water leaking out of the freezer side, I found the drain iced over, but I can't seem to clear it... I've use significant amounts of hot water and completely defrosted the freezer side. How to I check the other end of the drain and where does it go? I don't have easy access to the rear of the refrigerator, but completely removing it appears to be my next step. Any insight would be helpful.
I had to remove the shelves out of the freezer then removed the plastic casing located in the side rear, this will expose the cooling cords, underneath the cords is a medal drip pan, I removed the single screw and removed the medal drip pan this gave me access to the drain, I used hot water which seems to have cleared up problem.
We have the same problem. We found the drain tube kinked near the catch pan at the bottom of the fridge. We cleared the tube by defrosting the fridge and placing a small hair dryer in the fridge blowing on the drain. Even after clearing the drain it still freezes up once in a while. It seems to be an inherant problem with this model. If I find a permanent fix I will post it here. I hope this helped.
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The defrost drain in clogged for your freezer. If the freezers defrost drain hole or drain tube is clogged or has been plugged up with debris then the the water has nowhere to go and it will start to overflow. When the water is unable to go anywhere it will leak out at the bottom of the freezer. The defrost drain needs to be cleaned out or has to be replaced.
The problem is the defrost drain is clogged, the drain is located on the lower part of the back panel and can be gotten to be removing the drawers and to clear drain push a wire hanger through it till small hole delvolopes then flush w/hot water till completly clear
The drain is clogged. Remove the bottom bin out of the freezer. Once done you should see a trough at the back. This trough will be filled with ice, remvoe the ice. Then you have to clear the drain. The best way I know of to do this is to force hot water down the drain with a turkey baser untill water flows freely. Then mix baken soda with water and pour it down the drain. http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/refrigerator-leaking.html
The drain is clogged up. Remove all the ice from the bottom of the freezer. Then locate the drain hole at the back of the freezer. Using a turkey baser force hot water down the drain until it is clear. Then mix baking soda with water and pour it down the drain. Hope this helps!!
The drain is clogged in the freezer. Take off the back wall inside of the freezer, there is a drain in the bottom, use a turkey baster and hot water to clear all of the ice, pour hot water into the drain, put a piece of weed trimmer line down the hole and try and push the obstruction through, do not use a coat hanger or wire, you will puncture the drain tube and make bigger problems. Finish by pouring more hot water in and making sure it all goes down.
This is usually caused by a plugged freezer drain. The back wall (or floor) of the freezer may come out to access the drain. Clear out anything visible and run a stiff wire thru it. Test with a cup of water. Hope this helps!
Check the ice maker. sometimes they get cracked a will leak water into the freezer compartment. Also check the ice maker fill tube for leaks or someone could have spilled something. Although this is tipical of a clogged drain. What happens is when the fridge go into derfost, it will melt all the frost that is on the evaporator, turning it into water. The water drains down to a trough under the evaporator and down a drain hole in the trough ( this trough is behind the evaporator cover ) Removing the melted frost from the freezer. If that drain is clogged, the water cannot leave the freezer. Then when the fridge starts back up ,it will freez the water that was not drained. After repeated defrosting the water will fill this trough and run off into the bottom of the freezer to be frozzen when the fridge starts to cool again.
more than likely you have a frozen defrost drain look in the bottom of your freezer section there should be a depression there see if its just a big block of ice let me know if this is the case or not and ill tell you how to clear the drain if not then we will look at something else please dont rate me till were done