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Old 04-21-2008, 05:54 AM
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Default Maytag refrigerator leaks water onto floor
Model Number: MTB2154AR   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I inherited this lovely Maytag refrigerator when I recently bought my house. It leaks water from bottom center of the refrigerator, which originates at the back top center of the refrigerator. The freezer also has frozen channels of water down the center. I have cleaned the drain tube, which was really dirty, but this has not solved the problem. How do I take this thing apart to clean it? I'm sure it's either clogged with ice or other matter (previous owner was obviously not the best housekeeper) and I think that getting it apart and cleaning it will solve the problem. Could this problem also be caused by an object stuck somewhere? I found marbles, toy cars, golf tees, several magnetic letters of the alphabet, army guys, etc. just under this one fridge! Thanks!


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Old 04-21-2008, 03:26 PM
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Most likely the cause of the problem is clogged and/or frozen drain in the freezer.

Remove the rear panel inside the freezer and locate the drain hole under the evaporator coil. You can defrost it using a hair dryer. Then take a cup of really hot water and make sure it goes through.

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Thanks for the advice- I will empty the freezer and try it tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Default Same problem with GE Profile TCS 18 PADBLPS..

Can you help on how the drain hood can be removed?
Would anyone have a similar diagram like the Maytag Unit.


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Old 04-24-2008, 02:41 PM
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stuffmanca,

Here are the break down diagrams for the GE refrigerator Model TCS18PADBLBS

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Default Thank you Gene, you also have a GREAT Website!

Thank you Gene, you also have a GREAT Website!

I posted on it!

I'll gingerly take the hood apart...


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Ben,

I'm glad you were able to fix it.

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Gene,

I followed your advice and took the back panel out of the freezer. I thawed the drain with a hair dryer and ran the hot water through, which came right out into the pan under the fridge. I thought all was well for about 36 hours, when I had the twin puddles on the floor in the front corners of the fridge again! The source of it is definitely a drip in the top back middle of the fridge, it runs down the back wall, pools in the back on the bottom and overflows behind and under the crisper drawers then leaks out the door and onto the floor. It wouldn't bother me that much, except we just installed a new laminate floor and water constantly leaking onto it will ruin it fast. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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SZoerb,

Try to trace the drain system from the one end to the other. Looks like this is not a standard situation and I can not tell you more without seeing the fridge.

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We have this exact same refrigerator with this exact same problem. Were you able to fix it?
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