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Older maytag fridge side by side.

Water leaks from under neath, what appears to be a breather line or a drain line. It's a plastic line that is attached to the bottom of fridge. There are no other leaks just at this spot. and is wrecking our wood floor. Iam thinking of plugging the line off. It fill a butter container about every week.

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  • bukwht Oct 15, 2007

    Ok thanks, but one more quick question.... You say it's for when the fridge defrosts itself.. But then why is there water coming out of it all the time. Or is that normal? Thanks again..

  • bukwht Oct 16, 2007

    Yes thankyou, i'll just have to go buy one.  No big deal. Just not sure why this one dissappeared.. Thanks again...



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Buk, there's supposed to be a drain pan under your fridge to catch the water that comes from the drain tube. The water that's coming out is supposed to be there (only, it's supposed to be caught by the drain pan)... it's the water that's made when your fridge defrosts itself. If you plug the tube, the water will back up inside the fridge , puddle up in the bottom and eventually leak out through the door.

You should order a drain pan for it. Here's a link to one online. After you have it in place, you won't have to worry about it anymore. The water that collects there will simply evaporate back into the air.

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    Tracy Farrell Oct 15, 2007

    That's normal, Buk. The other end of your drain tube is inside the fridge. It's cold in there. Warm air will rise (conversely, cold air will "leak" out)  through the drain tube and when it does, it'll cool off and "condense" inside the drain tube (like warm air touching a cold iced tea glass will condense). This condensate will continually drip back down the tube and into the pan.

    No worries. Once you have that drain pan in place, you're good to go.

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    Tracy Farrell Oct 15, 2007

    Did this solve your problem, Buk? 

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    Tracy Farrell Oct 16, 2007

    I double checked the link I posted for you. It came up inactive. Here's another link or you can try this..

    The part number is 61002649. It lists for about $80.00. However, you may just try something like a baking/cooking sheet or something like that. Something with raised edges and a large surface area to catch the water. The larger the surface area the faster the water will evaporate. Just a thought. $80 seems a bit steep for something like that.



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