August 21st, 2012, 04:48 AM
Maybe someone can help, water is dripping out the bottom of the freezer door[side by side doors], pulled lower tray out and found thick ice buildup in bottom of freezer, took flashlight and noticed through grates on back panel water dripping down from up above, doesn't do it all the time.
Pulled back cardboard panel off fridge, everything is dry back there, so no issues there.
I'm guessing water is somehow leaking from up by the ice maker, where do I go from here?
Except for the leak or dripping from above behind that panel in rear of freezer, everything works fine.
Last edited by 98vette; August 21st, 2012 at 04:50 AM.
August 21st, 2012, 05:41 AM
Check the drain behind the false back wall in the freezer....a clooged/restricted drain will allow the defrost water to leak inside and freeze. If the drain is ok, then yes check the icemaker filling for possibly leaking down the inside back.
August 21st, 2012, 05:50 AM
Thank you, to remove that back wall to see the drain, does the ice maker need to be removed or just the bottom plate as shown in your diagram?
Originally Posted by jeff1
August 21st, 2012, 03:06 PM
Nope, the icemaker can stay in place....lower panal exposes ( this is not that type of site ) the cooling/evaporator coils.
August 22nd, 2012, 06:46 AM
This is what I see now, water drips are on all the wires there & ice in lower pan, do I have to look above this area now?, next panel is behind ice maker.
August 22nd, 2012, 07:04 AM
Just broke the ice out of the bottom of that metal pan below the coils, small hole iced up, I assume this is the drain your talking about?, will defrost it with a hair blower
August 22nd, 2012, 08:34 AM
Yes that is the drain, flush out with hot water as well.
August 22nd, 2012, 08:41 AM
Hair blower and hot water and thin wire, took forever but now drains to the pan below.
Quick note, when I removed the back panel to see the drain line from below and jiggled it, some water made it through there as well, this was before I tried clearing the line with the wire, so don't think any holes were punched, went very easy, seems dry now, will keep an eye on that area.
Thanks again for your help.
August 22nd, 2012, 06:36 PM
Sounds like you got it
Thankx for the update.
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