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pkupsco

06:51AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 08/08/05
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Bvelectrical
I have water pooling on the inside floor of a model #TFX27R 13 year old refrigerator. It doesn't appear to be condensation, but pools frequently. The door seal is good.

Any Advice? Thanks.

appliguy

09:47AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

**I have water pooling on the inside floor**

Where? Refrigerator/freezer section? Every day, once in a while, once a month?

**TFX27R**

That is -part- of a full model#.

http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html

Some model# helps.

jeff.

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DanO

09:58AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** model #TFX27R **

That is only part of a model number of a GE refrigerator. Did you get it right off the appliance's model and serial number tag? That is the only reliable place the whole model number will be found.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked at the bottom of this message.

** water pooling on the inside floor **

The fridge side, the freezer side??

** It doesn't appear to be condensation **

There are only 3 placed any large amounts of moisture can come from in a refrigerator (besides leaking from food packages). They include condensation forming on surfaces and running down into pools, leaks from an icemaker and/or water dispenser or from a plugged defrost system drain.

You can read about what might need to be done to correct the latter on several different makes and designs of refrigerators at the following link. While none are likely for your exact model, they may give you an idea for servicing yours.

- My fridge is leaking water, what might the problem be?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=783

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=GE+Fridge

The Appliance Information Site

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pkupsco

10:27AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 08/08/05
5 lifetime posts
Hi and thanks for responding.

The water is appearing almost every day and it is on the refrigerator side.

pkupsco

11:10AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 08/08/05
5 lifetime posts
Hi Dan,

As I am not at home I will look for the exact model # later. I got the model number off of the user's manual. The water is on the refrigerator side and it appears almost daily.

I emptied the frig and wiped everything down and water reappeared the following day. There was no condensation on the interior side walls of the fridge. The water resevoir at the rear of the fridge is not leaking. As the defrosting drain is in the freezer section its not that. The only other info I can give you is that if I push down on the very front of the floor of the refrigerator I get a "squishing" sound and water will seep on to the frdge's floor surface. I do not know if that whre its coming from or if that's where it is leaking to. Thanks.

DanO

02:29PM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** As the defrosting drain is in the freezer section its not that. **

Depending on how your actual fridge is designed, it may be possible for defrost water to migrate from the freezer section into the fridge section through air vents.

Did you actually *inspect* the the evaporator drain to make sure it isn't plugged?

** There was no condensation on the interior side walls of the fridge. The water reservoir at the rear of the fridge is not leaking. **

I don't know of anywhere else if can come from besides maybe leaking food stuffs. My guess is a plugged defrost water drain system.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=GE+Fridge

The Appliance Information Site

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pkupsco

05:17AM | 08/10/05
Member Since: 08/08/05
5 lifetime posts
Dear Dan,

The correct model# is TFX27RLB. I have run water thru the drain hole at the rear of the freezer and it runs to the evaporation pan. There is nothing in the fridge to leak and there is no condensation on the side walls.

On the floor of the fridge (going from the very front to back) there is an overlapping piece of plastic, about 3" long, running the entire width of the fridge. It is underneath this piece of plastic where I believe the water is coming from.

DanO

09:44AM | 08/10/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** On the floor of the fridge (going from the very front to back) there is an overlapping piece of plastic, about 3" long, running the entire width of the fridge. It is underneath this piece of plastic where I believe the water is coming from. **

I'm not quite sure what you're describing. At the very front edge of the cabinet interior there should be a 3-4" wide piece of plastic that runs from side to side, parallel to the front cabinet edge. That piece is called the "breaker strip". The exploded part views at the following link might illustrate it?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?psm=TFX27RLB

If you can make it out, item # 454 in the 'Fresh Food Section' illustration at the link above is what I'm referring to.

If water is coming from beneath it, you've got BIG problems. Under that is the fridge's insulation. I don't know how it could be dried out nor where the water would be originating from. If that is the case, it may be time for a new refrigerator but you might want to consider actually having a professional look at it first.

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=GE+Fridge

The Appliance Information Site

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pkupsco

11:25AM | 08/10/05
Member Since: 08/08/05
5 lifetime posts
Dear Dan,

That's where the water is coming from. I guess I've got problems. Thanks for all your help.
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