I have an oversized refrigerator that is having a problem with it's
cooling system. It actually cools just fine, but just recently the
evaporation tray (water-collection tray) began filling to the top with
water...when it shouldn't be. I'm having to empty it out every couple
weeks to keep it from leaking on the floor. Any ideas on how I can fix
Check the doorseal. Water comes in from outside. If your door gasket
is leaking and is causing the fridge to act as a "dehumidifier" for the
whole kitchen, it will condense out more water than the evaporation tray
can release back into the air.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve) wrote in message
Refrigerator make, model#, approx age?
Some model# helps.
What evaporates the water in your refrigerators defrost
tray?.....heater, air flow, hot coils underneath??
Door gaskets and doors closing ok?
Appliance Repair Aid
Repair the door seals around the door. If the rubber gaskets
don't properly seal, then humid air gets in.
Second, make sure the vents under the fridge are clear, and
the fan blowing properly.
Third, some fibrous and wicking material in the tray may
help evaporate the water more easily. I'm not sure I can
describe it over the Usenet. but a humdifier wick....
fourth, when you take the pan out, scrub it good and give it
a stout rinse of clorox bleach. Those pans grow germs like
you wouldn't believe.
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