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FREEZER ISSUE: WATER LEAK OR DEFROST PROBLEM? Ice in freezer freezes to a lump. Thought it was a water leak but starting to think its a defrost problem.Actually saw water dripping from ice bucket slowly when opening freezer door. Some frost forming on some foods and higher shelves seem not get as cold as lower. Also blower in rear of freezer seems to be on constantly. Should it blow all the time?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: water leaking inside freezer ice maker

sounds like the line was frozen but the water fill indicator is faulty.

Posted on Jul 07, 2007

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SOURCE: Hotpoint FFS70 fridge/freezer

water keeps appearing beneath salad bin we have checked to see that nothing has come into contact with back wall of fridge ,and we have used a straw to keep the defrost gutter drain hole clear but water still appearing beside gutter drain hole .

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: FF200EP Fridge Freezer - water

I had the same problem, the fridge would leak overnight (usually) I found with some more searching the answer..... try it at you own risk!
Here are 2 detailed answers depending on your circumstances/technical ability....Turn off fridge....
1. Defrost fridge...catch all the water
or
2. Work quickly....
Remove drawers, at the back of the fridge there is a panel with 5 phillips screws (note that there are long and short screws). Remove the screws and the panel. (if you chose the second option then this will be "frozen in place" so you will get crunching noise when you peel it away - so be careful when removing it). At the top of the panel is a connector that powers the fan, squeeze the 2 sides in to remove. This will allow the panel/ducting to be removed from the fridge. (If you chose option 2 you will now probably see a large lump of ice over the drain hole).
Remove ice or debris from drain hole, re-asssmble not forgetting to connect the fan again!!!) then repower the fridge following the instructions as you will get the alarms... the fridge cools and the warning lights dissapear.......24 hours on mine is OK!
Mal Function

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

Mike Inman

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SOURCE: water collects in bottom of freezer forming ice which leaks.

your drain hole is frozen over u need to unthaw with a steamer

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

shaun greyvensteyn

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SOURCE: Sid By Side Freezer Icing and Fridge not Cold

most fridges in s.a the defrosting is done by the thermostat if the fridge does not have a pc board

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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