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Model SXD2252 side by side - ice repeatedly builds up in the recessed area of the bottom of the freezer even though the water has been turned off for several months. We often find puddles of water on the floor under the front left corner of the freezer. What would generate this kind of water and ice, and what would you suggest for repair?

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The water is condensation from the air. It maybe pooling in the wrong place due to blocked drainage in the unit.

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SOURCE: Ice buildup at bottom of freezer and small puddle.

Freezer has a drain in the back under the cooling coil. Melt Ice from drain area with a hair dryer, check drain and clear, under bottom in back behind a removable panel you will find the drain exit from the freezer going into the drain pan. This drain line has a loop for air seal, make sure it is cleared.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Jenn-Air freezer leak

Apparently it is the drain behind the freezer panel on the inside and it is blocked. It needs to be unblocked and cleaned. You remove the food and the rear panel on the inside of the freezer. With a hair dryer (carefully) remove all ice build up and then unblock the drain line going to the pan under the refrigerator. The drain line can be cleaned with bi-carb and hot water (not boiling).

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: side by side leaks out front door on freezer side

try checking the tube that water drains out , it could be plugged with crumbs or old partials of food and causing the problem, This has happened with my fridge at one time , affecting the defrost cycle of the freezer and dripping water out of the door, The tube was located under the crisper in the back of the inside of my fridge, Hope this solves your problem

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SOURCE: leaking water onto floor at front of refridgerator

could be a leaky water valve

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Leaking water and ice build-up in freezer

There's a drain hole in the freezer side behind the bottom drawer in the back wall that must be clogh ; put hot water into it untill melted the ice and keep pouring water to clean the drain (don't worry , the water goes to an evaporative tray) .Keep the drain clean by putting every 3/4 months half a cup of clorox or bleach.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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