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Repair and disassembly guides for food cooling appliances including refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezers.

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water leaking inside refrigerator

I have a samsung refrigerator RSG29588. This is a two door and bottom freezer. Every couple of days I will find water puddling up in the frig part behind the 2 pull out drawers. Can not locate the source of the water. Any suggestions.

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I have thaw and cleaned the drain. But within a couple of days there's water again. What is the other cause of that please.

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Hi @alex_fuentes1960,

What is the make and model number of your refrigerator?

Have you also cleaned the drain J tube, underneath at the bottom of the fridge where is drains into the evaporator pan?

If the drain is blocked there the meltwater from the auto defrost will backup and then will freeze again in the drain up near the freezer compartment when the defrost cycle is over and the freezer is back to its' normal operating temp of 0 deg F (-18 deg C)

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It's a samsung and model no. RF197ACBP. I keep unclogging and cleaning the drain but a couple of days later there's water and ice inside the fridge.

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Hi @alex_fuentes1960,

There are 2 x Assembly CAP drain AW assembly- part #12 cabinet in your refrigerator.

Have you checked that they are both clear and not clogged?

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Only the fridge drain cause the ice maker is not hooked up.

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This explains how to remove a clog in the drain line of your refrigerator. The freezer section and fresh food section are identical on a bottom freezer model with two evaporators. Follow these procedures for either drain.

First, UNPLUG the refrigerator from the wall.

To remove a restriction in the drain line, unplug the unit. Remove the shelves, drawers and the panel on the rear wall. The evaporator coils are now in view. The metal fins will cut you easily, be careful. The drain hole is in tge trough below evaporator coils. If this drain opening is frozen you will need to thaw by by pouring hot water only into the drain until it runs out under unit. Do not use a blow dryer in the refrigerator the liner is very thin and melts quick. You can ruin your refrigerator by melting the liner.

Remove and clean both drain tubes located behind, in the back at the bottom of unit near the compressor, behind the access panel. Pull them off and clean with soap and water. Also clean the coils underneath with a vacuum.

Pour hot water in the drain and then go to the back and see if the water is coming out below. When it has good flow, put the drain tubes back in place and the panel back on.

Go back to the drain hole inside refrigerator. Look for the defrost heating element at the bottom of evaporator coils. It is the length of the coils width and made out of the same stuff an oven bake element is made from. It’s black and as wide around as a pencil.

In time, the element will warp away from the drain hole beneath it. This puts the heater too far from the drain hole and it can’t keep it thawed.

You can add a heat sink to the element that will heat the drain opening. The heat sink is just a metal clip that attaches to the element it has a long metal tail that will go into the drain hole. The tail will carry the heat down and keep it from freezing

You need part # DA61-06796A

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The reason the drain clogged, is dirt and dust from underneath the unit got inside the drain tube . This happens when the condenser coils are dirty. . The dirt is pulled in by the fan and if the coils are dirty, the dirt will have to go somewhere. It finds it way up the drain tube, as well as in the compressor relay, the fan motor, and wiring connectors until eventually something overheats, usually the compressor stops working. A clogged drain is serious and should be considered a cry for help. If ignored, you risk overheating your compressor, thus, the refrigerant heats up and doesn’t flow properly. Ice production slows, and temperature rises. By this time the damage to the sealed system is done.

Dirty coils are responsible for expensive repairs. Every owner manual has a maintenance section. Condenser coils need cleaning once a year. More often if you have pets.

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Thank you very much.

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I hope you find this information helpful.

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there are a large selection of reasons water will pool up in a fridge.

Most commonly however is a plug in the back panel's "Leak Hole"

heres a quick fix, and short explaination

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du_99JIA...

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Above answer is a good one, the leak holes get plugged up with crud and need a good probing to clean out. Also could be that your door seal isn't sealing correctly or is torn.

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@Clarence Stewart The drain line is clogged. You’ll need to unplug it. Clean the condenser coils and the drain line located behind the unit by removing the access panel. Use a vacuum or coil brush. The drain line should pull out for cleaning. Once cleaned, remove the rear panel inside freezer. You might need to remove all shelves and rails. At the bottom, below the evaporator coils, is the drain pain. Pour hot water on pan until it drains out the tube underneath. DO NOT USE A BLOW DRYER TO THAW ICE. Attach all panels, shelves, rails etc. plug in. Condenser coils must be cleaned at least once a year, more if you have indoor pets, to prevent this from reoccurring. Dirty coils will cause the compressor to run hot, refrigerant won’t flow properly, unit won’t cool and cause serious damage to system.

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