Question about Refrigerators
There are only a few scenarios where the water is coming from to congregate there.
Condensation from putting food in there which is warm, especially anything not wrapped or bagged.
Defrost water drain blocked. Look for a channel at the back or within the blower unit. (this is the most likely)
Badly fitting, split or worn out door seal. This lets warm moist air from the room into the cabinet which then freezes.
Excessive frost build up reducing efficient circulation of air, or overloading.
Finally, kids spilling water!
Posted on Jul 08, 2019
The problem was indeed a clogged frost water drain. I had to pull the frig out from the wall (found an incredible amount of dust accummulation in the alcove), then remove the vertical metal and horizontal cardboard covers to expose the drain catchpan. The 1/2" rubber drain hose end was only about 1/8" above the pan pointing directly into it perpendicularly. This was not enough clearance. There was a plug (formed by dust and water) in the end of the hose that came out easily when I 'roto-rooted' it with a screwdriver. The water flowed easily after that, but I went ahead and trimmed about 3/8" off the end of the hose and pushed it back into its slot. Then I cleaned as much as I could. The prevention is to keep the area behind the frig cleaned!
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
SOURCE: ice build up
There may be a drain tube for the frost free located in the panel behind bottom drawer. The drain tube sounds to be full of ice. You will need to remove all items from freezer and use a hair dryer to melt the ice fully. Also remove the cover panels so you can tell when you get the drain unplugged. Pour hot water down to make sure the line is melted and free of other pluggage.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
DRAIN TROUGH IS PLUGGED OR FROZEN. EMPTY FREEZER AND REMOVE LOWER TRAY TO SEE A HOLE ALL THE WAY IN THE BACK USUALLY IN THE CENTER. CHECK TO SEE IF WATER CAN DRAIN THROUGH BY POURING A CUP OF IT INTO HOLE. IF IT IS FROZEN POUR HOT WATER UNTIL IT THAWS, IF PLUGGED REMOVE THE OBJECT.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
you need to clean out the freezer drain at the back of the freezer,use a hair dryer and a hanger or maybe a shop vac can **** it out-mike
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
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