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Offline rodey

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water leak in freezer
« on: July 29, 2009, 07:20:14 AM »

last nite I found about 2" of ice in the bottom of my freezer. I cleaned it out and later had water in the bottom again. I lifted the rod to shut the ice maker off, and checked this morning and had frozen water again in the bottom. I am sure its from the ice maker though. what do you think?

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Offline rodey

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Re: water leak in freezer
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 07:31:50 AM »
I guess i should add that the water dispenser works and it still makes ice

Offline rodey

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Re: water leak in freezer
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 09:40:47 AM »
is there a way to manually cycle the ice maker to fill so I can observe whats going on with this?

Offline Mr. Fix-It

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Re: water leak in freezer
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 01:12:54 PM »
It is probably not your ice maker causing this, I would suspect a plugged defrost drain. To be sure just shut off the water supply to the fridge for a day if your still getting the ice in the bottom of the freezer then you have a plugged drain.

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Re: water leak in freezer
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 02:29:02 PM »
thanks, i will try that. if it is a plugged drain, where is this drain located, and where would it drain to?

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Re: water leak in freezer
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 07:48:10 AM »
You have to remove the back panel of the freezer the drain is at the bottom and is usually plugged with ice or debris. It drains into a drip pan under the fridge. Thaw it with a blow dryer then blow compressed air through it to clear the hose.

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Re: water leak in freezer
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009, 09:56:44 AM »
thanks for that info, i will pull it out and have a look