About a year and a half ago, we started getting a leak from the
freezer compartment of our Maytag side by side refrig. I had a
repairman come over and I watched him like a hawk. He opened up the
back of the freezer compartment and cleared out the ice that was
clogging the drain plug for the freezer. Problem solved, I thought.
Same problem has now been occurring for the last 6 months or so. Each
time, I've taken off the back and cleared out the drain hole. But now
it doesn't last long before ice trails form on the bottom of the
compartment and eventually thaw and leak out the front of the
The cooling coil (maybe wrong term for it) is clear of ice so it
appears that the defrosting coil (looks kind of like the things you
use to start charcoal fires) is working. Evidently, the drain hole
just plugs up and then water pools up and then travels out the front
of the freezer.
Any ideas about what needs to be done? I'd appreciate any help anyone
can provide. And please let me know if I should just have a repairman
fix the problem. However, I'm pretty handy and can usually repair most
things if I know what the problem is.