LRFD25850TT Water dripping from freezer bottom, French doors with bottom freezer

Sebastian

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Model Number
LRFD25850TT
Brand
LG
Age
More than 10 years
I'm new to this forum so forgive me if my post doesn't follow the norm. The problem: A sheet of ice has formed on the freezer floor. During the defrost cycle, it partially melts and drips out through the bottom of the drawer. I removed the freezer food basket and disposed of the ice. This solved the dripping problem, but only for about 4 days until the ice built up again and began melting during the defrost cycle (and dripping to the floor) .

The freezer plastic liner appears to be one molded piece with no drain hole. The piece goes up the sides and back of the freezer about 15", where the molding meets another piece that covers the top and upper areas of the sides and back. The freezer door gasket appears in good shape and makes a good seal all around. Assuming there is no way for the water to drain out to an evaporation pan, why is it accumulating. Or if you have access to a repair manual for this model, does it show any drain hole? (The floor of the freezer is smooth with no channel leading to the back of the freezer for drainage down a tube to an evaporation tray. Any ideas on what's going on? Thanks for any advice.
 

Jake

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Hi,

Your drain assembly pipe is #105A here: Parts for LG LRFD25850TT : Section 1 Parts

Its located underneath your evaporator coil, you will need to remove the back panel(aka grille) inside the freezer to access and clear/clean it out.

TO REMOVE THE FREEZER BACK PANEL:
1. Remove the freezer shelf. (If your refrigerator has an icemaker, remove the icemaker first)
2. Remove the plastic guide for slides on left side by unscrewing phillips head screws.
3. Remove the grille by removing one screw and pulling the grille forward.

Use hot water to run down the drain hole, then run a little bleach down it.

Also I use a evaporator cooler spider snake to run down that defrost drain hole: http://www.azpartsmaster.com/Products/Cooler-Spider-Snake__CLR4690.aspx

They are used basically in Arizona to clean out the water pump tubes that run to the cooler pads.

I don't know if they would sell them in your area, but if you go to your local hardware store, they should have something similar to run down your drain to clean it completely out.

Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 

Sebastian

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Jake, thanks for the info. The one puzzling thing about this bottom freezer is that the lower area of the freezer is one solid, molded piece of plastic that has no drain hole or channels. There is no place for the water to go but out the front and onto the floor. Does your illustration show a definite drain hole on the bottom of this French doors/bottom freezer? I'm wondering if my freezer is defective in that a drain was never installed on the floor of he freezer. There is no place for the water to drain to except to the floor at the front of the bottom freezer..
 

Jake

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Yes Sebastian, it has to have a defrost drain hole so the defrost water does not drain inside the freezer, all freezer evaporators coils has a defrost drain hole. In my 30 years I have yet to see one NOT have one.:)

And also where would the defrost drain water have gone all this time before you noticed this problem?

Did you remove the back panel inside the freezer and look for your drain hole?

Jake
 
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