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Maytag Refrigerator MFI2067AEB - Can't find the leak

RenaissanceMan

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Location
Nashville
Model Number
MFI2067AEB
Brand
Maytag
Age
6-10 years
My Maytag fridge is intermittently leaking water onto the floor. The drip pan was bone dry so I assumed that the drain from the freezer bottom to the drip pan was clogged. Opened it up with super hot water and confirmed that it was draining successfully to the pan. Fix lasted a couple of weeks but then we had a puddle again a couple of days ago. This time I could see a little bit of water in the drip pan, but I ran super hot water down the drain again just in case it was slightly clogged. No puddles in the last couple of days but I'm concerned the same thing will happen again.

Some other clues:

-Water line going into the back of the fridge is completely dry, so I'm assuming that it is ok.
-Shined a flashlight all around the bottom trying to find evidence of a leak somewhere else but don't see any water anywhere.
-When the fridge is in its defrost cycle, it occasionally makes super loud 'pops' which I'm not sure is normal.
-Icemaker seems to be working properly but occasionally it gets stuck with ice caught in the plastic tongs and I have to pull open the ice door and clear it out. I turned off the ice maker after the last puddle a couple days ago just in case it is a clue.

Any insight as to what could be causing this or where it could be coming from? Thanks in advance-
 

Jake

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Hi,

Here's the parts diagram for your model:
#18 is the drain tube

Unless this model is a early model and used the duckbill, I'd Pull your refrigerator out from the wall and remove the lower back access panel, then Look on the end of the drain tube. If there's a rubber "duckbill" on it, remove it and discard it. It won't affect the refrigerator at all. The end of the nipple gets stuck together and the water can't drain all the way properly, and leak.

Jake
 

RenaissanceMan

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Hi Jake, thanks for the reply. I don't have a duckbill on the end of the drain tube, it's just open. I'm assuming from the diagram there is only one drain tube, correct?
 

Jake

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Correct, that's the only drain tube you have.

Then I'm as puzzled as you now of where it could be leaking, hopefully you can pinpoint the leak this week.

Jake
 
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