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Water coming out from under refrigerator

Model 78094 bottom freezer refrigerator. Soaked up water to prevent damage to cabinets. Moved refrigerator out but found no water drainage. Drip pan had a quarter inch of water in it. Drain hose to drip pan was not securly attached to drain outlet.

Since drain pan was not full, and drain line wasn't attached well, I suspect water draining from drain outlet went mostly on floor rather than into drip pan. What is the drain draining? Why would it drain several quarts of water all of a sudden? How often does it drain, and how much should it drain?

There is nothing holding the drain line to the drain outlet. Both are too flimsy to use a hose clamp on. How am I supposed to attach drain line to drain outlet so it doesn't leak?

The drain line is a very thin wall blow-molded part with all kinds of convolutions, I assume intended to reinforce it but the material is too thin for that to help A length of hose would be better than the drain line, but attaching it to the drain outlet is still the problem.

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The refrigerator leaking is concerning. I found some information for you that I am hoping will help you. I am adding the links below to help you with your question while you wait for your expert response. It may take your expert 24-48 hours. The last link is to setup service if needed. I do hope this helps.
by Manage My Life
May 23rd, 2012
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scott d
Thank you for your question. I can understand your concern about the water leak. Based on the information listed, this would lead to the drain tube causing the water leak. The drain tube in this model will just make a snug fit to the drain tube coming out of the cabinet. If it fits loose, a new tube # 5251JA3003B may be needed or a universal hose clamp could be used.

All frost free units have a built in timer for the defrost system. This can vary from a mechanical timer to a control board, which is what this unit has. It will go into a defrost cycle approx. every 8 hours of compressor run time. The amount of water that drains will vary according to the frost build up on the evaporator coil. I hope this will help you.
by scott d Earned 115,027 community points in Refrigerators
May 24th, 2012
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