Water is leaking on the floor from freezer.Could I have a stopped up line going to the drain pan,if so,is it a hard diy job?
Answer Jerry, it does sound like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. The hardest part of the repair will be removing the articles, shelves, and evaporator cover(freezer back wall). As for the clog, once you've removed power to the refrigerator, some towels to collect the water, some hot water or a steamer to melt the ice in the drip pan, and a semi flexible string(weed wacker line works very well) to "snake" the drain tube and remove any blockage in the line. It's not a very difficult repair at all.
I have a Whirlpool side by side refrigerator. Recently I had a leak in the water resevoir that feeds the water dispenser and the icemaker. I replaced that with the replacement part which is just a coiled length of plastic hose whihc connects to the ice dispenser servo in the back and the water dispenser in the front of the frig. All went well with that...connections and lines are all water tight and not leaking at all.
However, I have noticed that the defrost tray has what I consider to be a little too much water in it and it does not seem to be evaporating.
Here's the history: while waiting for the replacement part for the water resevoir, I had the water to the frig turned off at the valve. I also turned the ice maker off (raised the ice maker lever to the up position). I got the replacement resevoir part about a week later, installed it, checked my lines and connections for leaks, checked the operation of the dispenser and icemaker...all was well.
As precaution, I kept the front grill off so I could watch for any leaks for a couple days. I noticed a fair amount or water running into the defrost pan at various times. I know this is normal and expected, however, there was a little more water than I expected...I'd say about 8 ounces or so over a 12 hr. period. I chalked this up to the ice maker being off for a awhile and also having the frig unplugged while I did the install, etc. However, it's been 24hrs and there is still water sitting in
the defrost pan.
I have a few questions:
(1) How much water is too much water in the defrost pan? Obviously overflowing would be too much, but what I mean is...I don't think there should be 8os. of water sitting in there for any length of time, correct?
(2) next logical question: how long should it take for the water to evaporate and for the pan to more or less dry?
(3) If the water doesn't evaporate, what do I check first: evaporator? evap. Themorstat? evap heater?
(4) Where and what do I look for? Where is the evaporator located? Should the evaporator coil be be hot? Is there a hot heater element to look for?
If there is water that is collecting in the drain pan then the first thing that you will want to look at is whether or not the water filter housing is dripping. If the water filter housing is dripping then pull the filter and reinsert. If it continues to drip then try to replace the water filter and if this does not correct then replace the water filter housing. The pan will fill up during defrost and within a 24 hour period the water will evaporate. If there is an absorbent amount of water in the pan then you will want to check to make sure that the condenser fan is running and the condenser coils under the unit are clean.