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Sun May 26, 2019, 07:21 AM

My refrigerator is "peeing" inside.

Every other day, I have to change dishtowels to absorb the wetness.

Is this freon?

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Reply My refrigerator is "peeing" inside. (Original post)
no_hypocrisy May 2019 OP
DUgosh May 2019 #1
CurtEastPoint May 2019 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe May 2019 #3
Girard442 May 2019 #4
LiberalArkie May 2019 #5
Sneederbunk May 2019 #6
Auggie May 2019 #7

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:26 AM

1. No

Itís not the Freon your defrost drain is clogged goggle your model for its location and how to unclog

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 07:46 AM

3. Sometimes calling in professional help

is the right way to go.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:06 AM

4. Freon would dissipate as a gas.

Besides, there's not that much freon in a fridge. If there was a leak of any kind, your fridge would be dead.

Yeah, most likely a clogged defrost drain which you could probably clear yourself. If not that, maybe the icemaker is leaking.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 08:53 AM

5. I would guess that you need to replace the door gaskets. Not really difficult

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:28 AM

6. Refrigerator urination is an uncommon problem.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:57 AM

7. Self defrost feature most likely

When the freezer is in defrost mode water must drain through a small opening in the lowest spot of the bottom freezer shelf. There is a tube that connects this hole to a drip pan under the heating element of the fridge (the heat from the fridge motor evaporates the water, which is pretty ingenious IMO). Over time, this hose can get clogged with regular freezer item gunk -- crumbs, etc. -- and instead of finding its way to the drip pan, it accumulates in the lower selves of the fridge (usually the produce bins) until it overflows onto your kitchen floor.

Depending on your model, you may be able to clear the tube yourself. Check Google, YouTube, etc. for self-help videos. Good luck.

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