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Offline tagarman

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Maytag refrigerator with drain leak
« on: August 28, 2013, 09:22:33 PM »
Hello everyone,  I am trying to fix a Maytag refrigerator with a leak.  The model no. is: MTB1953ARW and the serial no. is: 11072256SQ.  This is a freezer on the top model that has a very big drain hole about 1" x 3".  The refrigerator liner in a molded type that is rounded at the top where the back wall meets the top. (it is not a sharp 90-degree angle.)  The defrost water seems to cling onto the ceiling and run down the back wall instead of dripping into the control panel reservoir.  It seems to work the way these new gutters work, if you know what I mean.   I watched it run down with a small mirror.  It seems like there should be some kind of repair for this problem that would cause the water to channel or drip into the reservoir that then goes through a tube and out the back of the refrigerator and down to the drain pan.  If anyone knows how I can repair this problem Please let me know.  Thank You Very Much. Tom

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Re: Maytag refrigerator with drain leak
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 09:37:02 PM »
I would try a bead of silicone or a small foam gasket. That would stop or slow the flow and force more down into the drain area.

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Re: Maytag refrigerator with drain leak
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 01:28:29 AM »
I've had pretty good luck cutting the insulation away from the drain ferrule.  You can also replace it with a longer ferrule, 12001883.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2013, 01:28:48 AM by tgoods »


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