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Offline schwine

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Water Leaking Problem from Fridge
« on: June 25, 2010, 12:12:51 AM »
Fridge name: GE Profile
Fridge model: TCX18PAABRWW
Year purchased: 1999

Problem: water is dripping from a worn drain grommet seal behind the fridge,
and onto the floor under the fridge.

This problem originally happened two years ago, and at that time, I  sealed
holes in the worn grommet seal with silicone.  This solved the problem for the
two year duration, but now the water leak in the same area has started up again.

My best guess is that this repair problem has to do with the quality of the silicone.
Is there a particular type of silicone that is best suited for this type of job?

Iíve included a photo of the drain grommet seal with this posting as it appeared two years ago, just before I applied a good amount of silicone to holes around the seal.

Besides silicone, is there another solution to this problem that is more permanent?
Thanks for any tips.  

Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Water Leaking Problem from Fridge
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 07:29:19 AM »
The black part that looks like a drain trap is where the problem likely is. There is always standing water in ther and eventually it plugs up with mildew. Take it off and clean it out that almost always solves this problem.

Offline schwine

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Re: Water Leaking Problem from Fridge
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 11:06:43 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion.

Unfortunately, there may not be a more permanent solution to the leaking water.
After a while, the black drain will get dirty again and require continued cleaning.
For whatever reason, that part of the fridge was maintenance free for the first eight
years when no water leaks happened. That makes me think that getting a new one
might help, but not if a good cleaning is the problem.

Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: Water Leaking Problem from Fridge
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 12:13:37 PM »
It takes years for this to be an issue if you clean it out good.

 

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