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FIXED LMXS27626S Water dripping from the bottom of the door

connekt

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LMXS27626S
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Hi all, my first post here...

I have a 2015 french door refrigerator LG model LMXS27626S, with the whole ice making system, including the ice tray, inside the left door. In the past few weeks I started having water on the floor, and I have seen that the leak was directly connected to using the water dispenser, if we don't use the water there's no leak.

After checking around I found that the leak comes from inside the bottom of the left door, where there is a kind of hidden compartment which is accessible opening the door and lifting away the bottom shelf. In this compartment there are electric wires, some tubings and a plastic reservoir the size of a glass. The place is all wet, so I'm sure that the leak comes from one of the connections there, but I have no way to see it in action because of course the water dispenser won't work with the door open, and therefore I can't pinpoint where the actual leak comes from.

I hope that my description is good enough... Any suggestion to how to proceed?
 

Jake

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Hi,

Have someone hold the door switch IN and press the water dispenser lever, while you check to see where its leaking from while the door is open.

Its possibly from that water tank in the left side door.

Here's that water tank for your model:
AJL72911502 Tank Assembly,water


Jake
 

connekt

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Thanks very much, sorry for not replying sooner but I'm traveling at the moment. When I get back I will follow your suggestion...
 

Jake

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Ok, that's fine.:)

Jake
 

connekt

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Got back home and tried to repair. First of all, there's no "door switch" to press, and this in itself is a funny little detail that is maybe worth mentioning. I disassembled the plastic box close to the hinge, externally on top of the cabinet, and I found something looking a lot like a magnet sensor. I tried to put a magnet on it, but no result... until just moving thing around the light actually went off. Turns out that the magnet has to be "on the side" of the sensor, not in front of it as it would look normal!
Any case, once I actioned the water dispenser with the door open it has been immediately evident that the quick connect entering on one side of the little water tank (the one with a square angle exit) was leaking a lot, actually spraying water around. Now I can order the new tank right away, but I will have the problem that the hose seems to be kind of squeezed and I'm pretty sure it would not enter and seal correctly on a new tank. If I cut the hose to get to a good area it won't be long enough to reach the tank. Are there straight connectors that allow me to get to the length I need?
Thanks again...
 

Jake

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but I will have the problem that the hose seems to be kind of squeezed and I'm pretty sure it would not enter and seal correctly on a new tank. If I cut the hose to get to a good area it won't be long enough to reach the tank. Are there straight connectors that allow me to get to the length I need?
I haven't replaced this particular water tank, so I can't answer that question, on other tanks I've replaced the tubing pulls out from the quick connects, if I had to cut the tubing I would use "John Guest" Fittings to connect the tubing. All hardware stores have them.

You can see the John Guest fitting that connects the two plastic water lines.

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Jake
 

connekt

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Just an update... I installed the new water tank and even if pretty tight I was able to insert the existing white hose. The hose is not going "straight" into the fittings but kind of pushes to the side (due to the fact that it's a little short) and I hope it won't create problems later on. At the moment everything works fine, are these fittings capable to work even with a non-straight out connection?

Thanks any case, you have been a great help!!!!
 

Jake

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Excellent, good job.:)

Thanks for the update!

At the moment everything works fine, are these fittings capable to work even with a non-straight out connection?
Yes.:)

Jake
 
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