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My freezer is leaking water on the inside. How do I fix it

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  • Spencer warthen
    Spencer warthen Dec 23, 2018

    Hi Maree Halloran, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?MAKE and MODEL, exactly where is it leaking water(upper, lower, left, right) please give as much detail as possible.

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Probably a clogged defrost drain

Posted on Dec 23, 2018

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SOURCE: FRIGIDAIRE SIDE BY SIDE WATER LEAKING FROM BOTTOM OF FREEZER DOOR

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First lets decide where your leak actually is.

Areas to consider:
This is mostlikely a stopped up drain pan. A cold area that is not suppose to be cold likewhen you have a freezer coil that is suppose to be defrosting and is not... Seebelow for a more complete ideas list of things to check under Possibility.

The drain pan drain line is themost common. Inspect it and repair as needed, maybe its just a wrapper over the exit hole of the pan.
Some more Possibility's:

1 There is a drain that carries away the water under the cooling coils. Thesecoils are in the freezer section. Its most likely clogged or froze up.

2 The ice maker could be letting water leak all the way down look for an icy trail from the ice maker area.

3 Door gaskets are not sealing especially on the bottom of the door. Thisallows warmer air into the fridge section and it is condensation on floor underthe crisper.

If you check all of these items and still cant find it please post back andtell me what you did find. So I can help you more. Please rate me as much aspossible as Im trying to keep my average up and do the things that willactually educate and help people.

THANK you for using fixya and good luck..

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: frs28zrg leaking. frozen water in bottom of

If freezer is icing up, you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, ie defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow.
You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model clean drains

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: leaking water inside bottom of fridge, fridge not keeping a cold

Sounds to me you are having a ice blockage and or defrost problem. When that happens water can not get outside of the refrigerator. If you look inside the rear of freezer you may see a frost line or layer building on rear panel. You may just need to begin manual defrost until we can get a look at the evaporator coils and condensate collection tray. Unplug and begin and let me know your model number. I can help if you like, Sea Breeze

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: water leaking on inside - top shelves

The drain for the freezer is clogged. Unplug the frige and let it defrost. Pull the cover from the bottom front and note the drain pan. water should start draining into pan as the freezer defrosts. If Not the drain may be blocked. To access the drain remove icemaker then rear panel of freezer carefully, unplugging fan and ground wire. Look for drain in the middle under the coils. Look on outside back for the drain hose, this will help you locate the drain. Clear the drain of ice using hot water. You will hear it drain down the drain hose to the pan below.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

heatman101

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SOURCE: water leak from freezer side

Hi,
The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
Checkout this tip to help you..

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3780310-water_running_in_refrigerator_from

heatman101

Posted on May 15, 2010

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