Question about Maytag MZD2766GES Side by Side Refrigerator
Water leaking from freezer. I believe it's a clogged drain, and want to know how to remove the back freezer panel to access the drain.
You will have to remove the rear evaporator shroud. The drain system is accessed from the interior freezer compartment; you will see several Phillips screws holding the rear panel to the freezer rear wall. Remove the rear panel and clear the drain system by removing the ice build up and poor boiling water down the drain to melt and residual ice and to assist in removing any debris that may be blocked in the drain system. Once the drain is clear you will notice water flowing down the drain as you poor it in. Please keep in mind that the defrost drain pan located under your Refrigerator may overflow if there is an excess amount of water
Posted on Jun 17, 2008
We had a similar problem. It ended up being a frozen pea that fell down into the defrost drain and was blocking the water from draining out each time the freezer defrosted.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
SOURCE: Freezer Drain Clogged
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.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
Your timer for the automatic defrost is defective. Replace it. If you thawed out the back of the freezer, this could be good for 3-7 days and it will freeze up again. I had the same trouble.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Remove the food from the lower portion of the freezer and remove the 2 screws which hold the rear freezer panel on . Remove the panel and use a hair dryer to defrost the ice built up over the drain . Once you see the black drain hole , concentrate on defrosting the hole . Once defrosted , the ice water will drain into the hole . I would use a small hose inserted into the drain and blow thru , to remove any debris built up inside the drain . Reinstall the panel and food .
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
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