We received this fridge a while back - it's from the 70's. It's worked fine for the past 4 years, but it recently started producing huge amounts of water and daily fills up the holding pan at the bottom of the fridge.
What could be causing it to produce so much water?
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1. there is a condensation pan under refrigerators, pull front bottom grill off & you should see pan. if pan is full it will overflow, pull forward to remove & empty. also check to see if something spilled in bottom of fridge & is running into drain hole into pan. most of the time condensation is so slow that it will evaporate before the pan fills up, but I've had them fill up on me in the past, not too often though.
2. if fridge is equipped with ice maker & clod water dispenser, connections on bottom back side could be leaking ( not likely, unless they have been disturbed).
there is not much else that it could be unless it is not the fridge & is coming from some where else & running under the fridge.
refrigerators dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle,
usually via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the
bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally
If the tube or channel is clogged
or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the
refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom,
inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it
may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem,
clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow
down to the drain pan.You can use a hair dryer and remove the ice buildup
tap gently on solenoid . it is probably stuck from corrosion. if that doesnt work you will need a new one. go to any appliance parts dealer they should be able to supply you with a aftermarket replacement water valve.
drain hose is plugged... the freezer it need to drain water when if goes into defrost .the drain from the bottom freezer down to the bottom of the fridge... there is a pan under the fridge that holds the water until it evaporates
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.
The pan is for holding the defrost water for it to evaporate. If the milk creates an odor, you can acces the pan by removing the front panel under the door (usually). The pan will probably come out so you can clean it.
Ok there is a drain pan under the evap. coil under the fan that may be clogged and full of ice there is a 3/4" hole the water drains out of that needs cleared if there is a puddle of ice over it , the ice will also effect the airflow traveling down the duct to the fresh food section of the unit.
If there is no ice puddle at the bottom of the refrigerator then make sure the unit is cooling well by making sure it has been running for 10 min. or so and checking the coil in the freezer , it should have a small layer of frost on it showing its getting cold the whole way through it. Let me know how this works.
You have a failed component or components in your automatic defrost system. This is why you have excessive frost inside the freezer along the back wall. The timer could be stuck in run mode. The defrost thermostat (bi-metal) could be defective or the defrost heater could be open or shorted.