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Model LFXS30726S water build up under bottom refrigerator drawer

Despite cleaning water/ice under the coil several times, water keeps build up after few days.  It's quite a work as I have to uninstall/install the entire back …

Model LFXS30726S water build up under bottom refrigerator drawer

Posted on 2018-07-07 03:12:13 Refrigerators Vote Up0Vote Down
Despite cleaning water/ice under the coil several times, water keeps build up after few days.  It's quite a work as I have to uninstall/install the entire back panel along with everything I have in the refrigerator.   Why the water/ice keeps building after few days and what's remedy?

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    RE: Model LFXS30726S water build up under bottom refrigerator drawer

    sanmisanmi Administrator, LG Moderator
    Posted on 2018-09-10 15:15:19 edited September 2018 Vote Up0Vote Down

    This sounds like a blocked drain line.

    If a sheet of ice has formed at the bottom of the freezer, this is likely caused by a blocked drain line.

    Steps to take:

    1. Manually defrost the unit Click here for manual defrost instructions. If a sheet of ice still forms on the floor of the freezer after a manual defrost, this indicates the drain line is blocked which will require a professional technician.

    2. It is strongly recommended that a trained technician should perform the repair because it will require disassembling the refrigerator. Please visit our Request a Repair page for a professional service.

    drain line

    The real steps to actually stop water/ice under coils are listed below.

    1. Current temperature setting

      If the freezer's temperature is set too low, previous frost buildup may not able to fully melt during the automatic defrost cycle.

      If the freezer temperature is set below 0oF, you may need to increase your temperature for at least 24 hours.

    2. Check door closure.

      Most times, slight openings around the refrigerator doors can allow enough moisture to enter into your unit which causes frost buildup.

      Re-arrange food items that may be preventing the door and ensure that the doors are closing properly.

      Make sure the right door (refrigerator) is pushed all the way closed.

      close the door properly
    3.  Check the gasket.
      1. Make sure that there are no items blocking the freezer door from shutting completely.

      2. Be sure to check for items that may have fallen behind the drawers.

      3. Visually inspect the door gasket to ensure that it's clean and there are no tears or rips.

      4. If the gasket is dirty, use warm water and mild detergent to clean the gasket.

      5. Make sure the gasket is properly connected to the liner and pull out any compressed part of the gasket.

      inspect the gasket

      Note: If the gasket is ripped, torn, or twisted, you will need to request a repair service.

    4.  Proper leveling

      Frost buildup can occur when the unit is not properly leveled,

      The video below will walk you through properly leveling your refrigerator. Visit our Leveling Instructions for additional details. https://players.brightcove.net/1665893145001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5818711604001

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