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Mommeeof10

2006 Frigidaire Gallery side by side fridge leaking

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Mommeeof10

The water line is not hooked up. Water is off. There is a puddle under the fridge everyday and I think it might come from the drip pan under the fridge. How can I troubleshoot it easily. Thankfully, I have strong adult children to help move the appliance. :P 

Water is off because when it was connected, there was a leak near the water inlet valve? When the water dispenser lever is pushed, water sprays out under the fridge.  If it is a hose and not the water inlet, where can I find directions to replace the lines or patch them? As my name says, we have 10 kids and no money for a repair person. :)

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john63

Open the freezer door.

Is there a sheet of ice at the bottom of the freezer compartment?

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Mommeeof10

I'll check when I get home from work. If there is ice in the bottom of the freezer, I need to defrost the drain tube? If no ice in the bottom of the freezer, I need to check the drain pan, see if it is cracked? 

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john63

Yes.

Ice in freezer (bottom) indicates blocked defrost drain. 

Unlikely that the drain pan has cracked.

Will wait for your update.

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Mommeeof10

Fridge is a model FRS26H5ASB3 no ice or water in the bottom of fridge or freezer. Ice forming on vent in top left of fridge where air blows in from freezer. Argh!

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john63

Does not sound like good news.

How are the temperatures in both freezer and fresh food compartment?

Borderline cold?

Refrigerator running all the time?

The origin of the "leak"...may be coming from heavy frost/ice forming on the refrigerant line/tubing at the rear of the refrigerator...which melts and causes wet floor...freezes again...melts again.

Can you move the refrigerator...inspect the compressor compartment?

Has the compressor been replaced under warranty previously?

 

 

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Mommeeof10

Just bought this used appliance, as my other fridge blew a control board for the second time within 3 years. Let me see if i can see anything under fridge. Temps seem okay if fridge and freezer controls are set on coldest settings. 

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16345Ed
1 hour ago, Mommeeof10 said:

Just bought this used appliance, as my other fridge blew a control board for the second time within 3 years. Let me see if i can see anything under fridge. Temps seem okay if fridge and freezer controls are set on coldest settings. 

If you have to move settings to coldest you definitely have a problem. 

Buying used refrigerators is risky. 

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Mommeeof10

We are still paying the lowes bill for the one that died again. If i cant figure it out, the store i bought it from may take it back. We've bought a lot of stuff from her the last few years :)

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Mommeeof10

Do fridge coils freeze up if they are dirty like window acs will if the filter is out and there is a lot of dust on them?

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john63

In the freezer compartment...the Evaporator Coils can form a localized section of odd looking frost/ice accumulation if there's problem with Sealed System (refrigeratant leak/failing compressor etc).

In the compressor compartment ("engine room")...the Condenser Coils can become dirty...with dust/dirt/hair etc.

Your symptom seems to indicate a "Sealed System" problem.

I would ask for an exchange...if that is possible.

 

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16345Ed
Just now, john63 said:

In the freezer compartment...the Evaporator Coils can form a localized section of odd looking frost/ice accumulation if there's problem with Sealed System (refrigeratant leak/failing compressor etc).

In the compressor compartment ("engine room")...the Condenser Coils can become dirty...with dust/dirt/hair etc.

Your symptom seems to indicate a "Sealed System" problem.

I would ask for an exchange...if that is possible.

 

Agreed 

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Budget Appliance Repair

Also, Frigidaire's are notorious for sealed system problems!!!

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BrntToast

check and make certain the condensor fan is running.  frigidaire with no condensor fan will overheat,throw off pressures and frost the back wall of the cabinet, every time the fridge cycles off the frost will melt and leak

 

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