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Ice in the bottom of my LG LRTN22312SW freezer

derrellsimpson

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Location
austin, TX
Model Number
LRTN22312SW
Brand
LG
Age
More than 10 years
hello.
i have a 14-15 year old LG LRTN22312SW refrigerator with freezer on top. i have a LOT of ice accumulating on the bottom of the freezer and water dripping down into the fridge. i have pulled the back out of the freezer and the coils aren't iced over and the drain seems clear. i poured water down it and heard it splash in the pan at the bottom (I hung a wire extending down the drain hole connected to the heating element just in case it was freezing over. There is no leak from the ice maker which is currently turned off. the water seems to be seeping in from the bottom seam where the back panel meets the bottom of the freezer. i noticed that the insulation on the back of the freezer panel i removed was wet and frozen. i cut off the bottom inch or two of the insulation that was completely frozen.

2 questions:
1. what the heck is causing the water?? is it condensation on the inside of the back panel dripping down?
2. do you think removing ALL the insulation on the back panel would cause a problem?

thanks in advance for any help or tips you might provide. I'm REALLY trying to not have to buy a new unit.

DS
 

Jake

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Hi DS,

Where exactly are you seeing this water come from?

Back Panel insulation? Which back panel? Can you take some photos of it please and upload them here?

Jake
 

derrellsimpson

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Thanks Jake. The panel I’m talking about is in the back of the freezer compartment. It hides the coils. The water seems to be seeping in from the bottom of this panel and slowly moving forward on the bottom of the freezer as the ice accumulates. I don’t have any pics right now but I’ll try to get some when I get home.
DS
 

Jake

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Ok DS, I saw the video, that is very strange, I really don't know where that water is coming from either and turning to ice there.

I rarely work on LG models, so hopefully another tech. that works on these day in and day out can shed some light on this for us.

The brands I have the most experience with is Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana, Frigidaire, GE, and I've never seen of those brands do that before when the defrost drain hole is clear.

Jake
 

Jake

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Your welcome DS!

Jake
 
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