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Leaking Frost Free Regrigirator.

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It's quite a few years, possibly 10, why or how could my Frost Free Daewoo fridge freezer leak from bottom front right.
This could explain why both Indesit+lg engineers couldn't find any leak from 2019's washer dryer after I thought that's where small pool of whatever was from.
Do frost free fridge freezers leak.
Hopefully purchase a new one during 2021.
p.s. Food and freezer are nice and cold as required.
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    grumblergrumbler Forumite
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    edited 4 July at 10:21PM
    AFAIK, 'frost free' means that it automatically melts the ice building up on the back panel. A tray at the bottom of the back panel collects the water that goes out through a plastic pipe to another tray on the top of the motor behind, where it evaporates.
    The pipe often gets blocked by dirt or mould. In this case you see water at the bottom of the fridge as well, not just under it.
    Check the pipe and both trays.
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  • DandytfDandytf Forumite
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    Thanks @grumbler
    What I see is water dripping intermittently from underneath,I could have explained better.
    Though I can physically move fridge, I don't think I'll manage to tips it over to check,
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  • ApodemusApodemus Forumite
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    First thing I’d do is poke something down through the drain hole at the bottom of the inside of the fridge at the back to clear out any gunk.  That allow the self-defrost drain to work properly.  I use a long cable-tie for the job.
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    Do NOT tip the appliance over !!
    As above clear the drain hole out first.

  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    "Auto defrost" means you get ice in the fridge but periodically heaters come on to melt it & it flows down a drain hole into a container on top of the compressor, where it evaporates. "Frost free" does exactly the same but the ice, heaters, drain holes, etc are all hidden away out of site.

    Is the water coming out of the fridge/freezer compartments via the door or is it just appearing underneath?
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  • DandytfDandytf Forumite
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    Thanks all reply's
    I wont physio ally manage to tip fridge freezer over.
    The drips of water from bottom are usually next day which build up in a ver small light pool between fridge freezer+washer dryer, intermittently.
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    I removed bottom of three drawers -no tray only back panel of fridge -plastic not removable.
    Guess I'll purchase a new one next year.
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  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    It can be something simple like the pipe that takes the melted ice to the container on top of the compressor has moved, or the container is leaking. Alternatively it could be that the insulation in the cabinet has broken down, which is terminal.
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  • DandytfDandytf Forumite
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    Thanks mser's don't think this is a job for myself.
    Guess lots more kitchen roll until 2021.
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    Youve done very well to get 10yrs from a frost free. 
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