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water pan
« on: July 21, 2008, 03:23:24 PM »
my 96 roper fridge drains to the bottom of my fridge just under the 2 crispers and fills up after a week. there must be a mistake in this model as this can't be the way they work. usually there is a pan under the fridge and the heat from the motor etc evaporates it---but this water can't evaporate as it sits INSIDE the fridge. any comments?

Model Number: yrt14wkyew00 icon

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Re: water pan
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 08:29:30 PM »
Usually, this indicates a clogged drain. You gave a bad model number, so I can't be certain how your model appears, but the drain should be under the control panel in the fresh food section, similar to the diagram below.



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Re: water pan
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 09:17:37 PM »
Hi,

Could your model number maybe be RT14WKYFW00 ?
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Re: water pan
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 11:42:32 PM »
hello the model number is checked many times and it is a 96 model---and it is like I said---YRT14WKYE00- i got this model from a dent and scratch dealer. it has always puddled up and i figured it must be doing something wrong as it doesnt evaporate at all. it has a power saving control to switch between less exterior moisture and consume less energy.

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Re: water pan
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 05:37:11 AM »
Some of the simpler models like this one did actually allow the defrost water to run thru the FF section to the floor under the crispers, where there was a drain hole. Yours apparently does not do this, as the diagram on a similar units, such as the model that AJ pointed out. There appears to be a pan over the compressor which is supposed to catch the drain water. Sometimes it pays to go backwards and start at the far end of the drain tube and blow it out. Use compressed air and blast out the line. You may have to go into the freezer and remove the cover on the evaporator so you can inspect the drain there as well. If the hole is frozen over, use very hot water or a heat gun to melt it away from the drain hole so you can clear the line.

Regarding the Energy switch, turn this off. This turns on a small heater strip in the divider mullion between the freezer and fresh food doors so it won't sweat. Having the switch energized turns off this heater, and while this may save 3 cents a month in energy, also causes moisture to form between the doors.

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Re: water pan
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008, 05:53:17 PM »
well if i am getting water to drain thru the tubes already---and it follows to the bottom where it collects under the crispers----then this would indicate that the line is not plugged. every once and a while i can hear it trickle down. this is usual as there must be water to drain--it just has to hit a pan to evaporate thru the heat of the compressor---is this the correct undestanding?

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Re: water pan
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2008, 06:04:22 PM »
For water to be collecting in the FF section at all means that there is a door seal problem. This allows warm room air to infiltrate the compartment and it will form condensate at the rear where the freezing air enters from above. Check to see that all edges of the door seal are intact and not torn. Also see that the FF door sits properly on the lower hinge so as to seal across the center mullion divider.
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Re: water pan
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008, 08:01:32 PM »
Remove the evaporator's access panel and see what is blocking the drain.
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Re: water pan
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 06:22:34 AM »

There is no provision for drain holes in the liner. The drain pan sits on top of the compressor.  Canadian models cross-reference pretty well if you drop the first letter in the model as Capone suggested: rt14wkyew00 .
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