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KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« on: September 12, 2015, 02:56:17 PM »

Hello everyone,

I have a KitchenAid KFXS25RYWH2 refrigerator that leaks water on the floor every 8 hours. I've pulled the refrigerator out and checked the ice maker water line, water outlet and hose for leaks, but it was completely dry. The leak is occurring near the front of the refrigerator. What else can I try to fix this leak? Also, does anyone have a repair manual?


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Re: KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 03:00:36 PM »
Id venture to say the freezer floor is also filled with water like a skating rink. You will have to thaw the defrost drain path and clean and clear the duckbill around the rear.

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Re: KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2015, 03:57:28 PM »
can someone show me how to remove the freezer door?

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Re: KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2015, 04:02:27 PM »
duck bill drain is in the compressor compartment. You will need to pull it out, unplug it, remove the cover, and next to the compressor you will find the drain.
replace with thisnew drain tube then leave unplugged for 24-48hrs to fully defrost
« Last Edit: September 12, 2015, 04:04:33 PM by mz3own »

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Re: KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 06:59:46 AM »
I ordered a new drain tube, should be here on Monday. Domain was correct, my freezer floor is indeed a skating rink. I'd prefer not to leave the refrigerator unplugged for 24-48 hours. How do I remove the drawers inside the freezer? I want to chip away the ice on the freezer floor.

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Re: KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 07:09:59 AM »
remove the 2, 1/4in screws from the top rack rails. pull rail forward press in the two tabs on the inner portion of the wheels and pull the wheels up so it disingages the wheels for the upper rack. This allows the upper rack to be removed.
Then look at the back of the lower rack rails there will be a small tab that needs to be pressed in so the lower rack and door assem can be completely removed.
here is a video. I don't remove the door I just remove the entire rail and door assembly.

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Re: KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 06:07:50 PM »
Update: I tried to take out the top freezer drawers, but failed miserably. I started by taking out 2 1/4" screws on the left and right side of the freezer. I pulled the left top drawer all the way out. I pushed in the 4 tabs and lifted up, but the rail assembly refused to come out. Next, I went to the back of the refrigerator, took off the old rubber drip plug and stuck a coat hanger in the small hole. I was able to go up about an inch from the hole and it hit something solid (probably ice). Not knowing what else to do, I just installed the new drip drain and put everything back.

Is there a way I can quickly thaw the ice buildup from behind the refrigerator?

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Re: KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 06:10:41 PM »
Also, when I moved the refrigerator, the wheel tore a 5" chunk out of the linoleum floor. How do I fix that?

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Re: KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 07:02:59 PM »
I use a steamer to shoot hot steam through a tube to thaw the ice. You just thaw the ice.
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Re: KitchenAid Refrigerator Leaking Water On The Floor
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2015, 02:31:27 AM »
Also, when I moved the refrigerator, the wheel tore a 5" chunk out of the linoleum floor. How do I fix that?

New floor, you must use floor protector such as the "scuff shield" on any flooring besides tough ceramic. O0

 

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