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 Light brown liquid coming from my freezer/refrigerator...........what is it?
vmax84  [Member]
2/27/2007 3:24:36 AM EST
Left front of my freezer has a light brown color liquid coming out of it. I thought it would be oil, but doesn't feel slippery. I don't think its any type of food stuff, either.

Freon?

vmax84

Will be pulling it away from the wall later today and inspecting.
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rike  [Member]
2/27/2007 3:26:48 AM EST
Gastroenterologists call it brown gold.
Belmont31R  [Team Member]
2/27/2007 3:27:09 AM EST
AIDS
vmax84  [Member]
2/27/2007 3:33:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By Belmont31R:
AIDS


I touched it.............am I infected?

vmax84
TrijiCog  [Team Member]
2/27/2007 3:35:43 AM EST
Liquified rat shit.
Hoppy  [Team Member]
2/27/2007 3:38:43 AM EST
Water. I am assuming it's coming from the bottom?

I'm no appliance man, but I'm pretty sure there's a catch pan under the fridge. On most of them you can remove a panel at the bottom and the pan slides out.

vmax84  [Member]
2/27/2007 3:39:17 AM EST
Man, I hope I don't need to purchase another fridge. We have some gift money from Christmas, and, I really kinda wanted an air compressor.

Dang it.

vmax84
vmax84  [Member]
2/27/2007 3:40:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hoppy:
Water. I am assuming it's coming from the bottom?

I'm no appliance man, but I'm pretty sure there's a catch pan under the fridge. On most of them you can remove a panel at the bottom and the pan slides out.



Thanks. I'll go check it out.

vmax84
dablues  [Team Member]
2/27/2007 3:59:12 AM EST
Frost free freezers/refrigerators will collect ice on the low pressure side of the coils and then there's a defrost cycle that heats up this collected ice and melts it where it runs down a tube into a tray underneath the unit where it evaporates.

So...if the tray and the drip tube aren't lined up, the condensate drips on the floor. Or...if the trough directly underneath the cold coil gets plugged up, then the condensate overflows the drip tube and runs wherever it can, and again ends up on the floor. Or..if the unit is leaning forward, it should have a slight backwards lean.

Check underneath and make sure the drip tube actually drips into the evaporating pan, make sure the tube is dripping i.e. not plugged up with a ball of lint or mold.

It is water. Had a similar problem with a fridge and the problem turned out to be the unit was sloping the wrong way.

Ponyboy  [Team Member]
2/27/2007 4:01:48 AM EST
could be compressor oil
opti12206  [Member]
2/27/2007 4:02:21 AM EST
Check your drain pan. It should be under your fridge.
cajunconan  [Team Member]
2/27/2007 4:05:50 AM EST
SLIME IN THE ICE MACHINE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
vmax84  [Member]
2/27/2007 5:21:38 AM EST
Just got done pulling the machine out away from the wall. Didn't see any problems. Did the usual cleaning (vacuum cleaner sucking out the dust), but didn't see any problems with the compressor, motor, drip pan looks fine (nothing in it), and the tube is lined up correctly.

The fridge is a side by side unit, with the freezer on the left side, refregerator on the right. There was, however, about an inch of ice on the floor of the freezer. Weird. Looks like that is where my water was coming from. Would melt and then run out the front.

Must stay vigilant. Thanks for the help!!!!! Really appreciate it.

vmax84
falaholic1  [Member]
2/27/2007 5:27:07 AM EST
The dead hookers thawing out in your freezer.

revrat  [Member]
2/27/2007 5:33:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By cajunconan:
SLIME IN THE ICE MACHINE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Holy Crap!!

I haven't heard that in years. Is that guy still alive?

Friggin Marvin Zindler's career has been coasting on the reputation of that whorehouse bust forever. He's such a clown. When I left Houston it was almost sad and comical at the same time to see him on TV.
cajunconan  [Team Member]
2/27/2007 4:15:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By revrat:

Originally Posted By cajunconan:
SLIME IN THE ICE MACHINE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Holy Crap!!

I haven't heard that in years. Is that guy still alive?

Friggin Marvin Zindler's career has been coasting on the reputation of that whorehouse bust forever. He's such a clown. When I left Houston it was almost sad and comical at the same time to see him on TV.



OHHHHH YEAH. Good ole Marvin is still Alive and on TV. link
vmax84  [Member]
2/28/2007 3:48:40 AM EST
Bump for more problems ..........pics arriving shortly!!! Stay tuned!!!!!!!

vmax84
kap_x  [Member]
2/28/2007 4:04:58 AM EST
If you give us a taste test, we might be able to help you more
vmax84  [Member]
2/28/2007 4:25:16 AM EST
Ok, here's the pics. The freezer also has an ice maker mounted on top. Wonder if this has anything to do with my problems.

Water is coming from this place:




Thanks for any suggestions/help. Oh yeah.........disregard the red stuff coming down the right side of the freezer wall.......move along.......nothing to see there.

vmax84
KC-130 FLT ENG  [Member]
2/28/2007 4:44:00 AM EST

Light brown liquid coming from my freezer/refrigerator...........what is it?



Body fluids from the dead hooker you've been keeping????
mjohn3006  [Team Member]
2/28/2007 4:46:43 AM EST
Did you put anything made with Olestra in you fridge?
Rodent  [Team Member]
2/28/2007 4:47:40 AM EST
Sorry about that. Anybody can have an accident.
vmax84  [Member]
2/28/2007 5:12:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Did you put anything made with Olestra in you fridge?


What's Olestra?

vmax84
mjohn3006  [Team Member]
2/28/2007 5:13:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By vmax84:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Did you put anything made with Olestra in you fridge?


What's Olestra?

vmax84


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olestra



This Product Contains Olestra. Olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stools. Olestra inhibits the absorption of some vitamins and other nutrients. Vitamins A, D, E, and K have been added.[1]
Admiral_Crunch  [Team Member]
2/28/2007 5:14:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Did you put anything made with Olestra in you fridge?


vmax84  [Member]
2/28/2007 5:20:25 AM EST



vmax84
tinmann  [Member]
2/28/2007 5:33:59 AM EST
Does your unit have a drip pan underneath? The pan may be running over. Just a thought.
soccermike7  [Member]
2/28/2007 5:38:08 AM EST
you obviously have too much shit in there... its leaking out
My-Name-Is-John  [Member]
2/28/2007 5:44:10 AM EST
Captian Obvious reporting in: You have a water leak. It's inside the freezer. It's been going on for some time (~1" thick layer on the bottom). That's all I know for sure....

There are two possible sources of water inside the fridge that I know of:

1) a frost forming and thawing cycle, possibly from leaving the freezer door open for excessive time. Do you have teenagers? Little boys who like to watch the "smoke" fall out of the freezer? remedy: monitor how long the freezer door stays open. check the seal around the door, make sure the door reliably closes every time. limit freezer access.

2) a leak in the waterline for the ice maker / water dispensor. you have a hose going into the fridge, pumping water into the ice "tray" to make the ice or possibly running to the front of the fridge to dispense water. somewhere there is a leak. maybe the water is overflowing out of the tray. maybe everytime you fill up a glass of water on the front of the fridge a little bit leaks out, drips down and freezes on the floor. Remedy: stop the leak. Trace the waterline and find the source of the leak, replace faulty part / parts. I have Never. Never. repeat Never. heard of anyone who manually filled their own ice trays or got water from the sink having an unknown water leaking problem inside the fridge...

Water dispensers and Ice makers are notorious money makers for the fridge industry, after they break people rush out and buy a whole new fridge system, instead of filling up their glasses at the sink, or putting their own ice trays in the freezer. and when they really burst, you endup with a lake in your kitchen and (is that wood flooring?) warped floors. If you like the convience and like spending money, go for it and buy a new fridge...If your a DIY'er you, may be able to find the leak and replace a $2 hose...personally I'd disconnect the waterline to the fridge and be done with the problem...

kap_x  [Member]
2/28/2007 6:12:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By KC-130 FLT ENG:

Light brown liquid coming from my freezer/refrigerator...........what is it?



Body fluids from the dead hooker you've been keeping????


Yeah, thanks again for that. I still had 45 minutes left
WinstonSmith  [Team Member]
2/28/2007 6:18:48 AM EST
tubgirl!

frigegirl!!
vmax84  [Member]
2/28/2007 6:19:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By My-Name-Is-John:
Captian Obvious reporting in: You have a water leak. It's inside the freezer. It's been going on for some time (~1" thick layer on the bottom). That's all I know for sure....

There are two possible sources of water inside the fridge that I know of:

1) a frost forming and thawing cycle, possibly from leaving the freezer door open for excessive time. Do you have teenagers? Little boys who like to watch the "smoke" fall out of the freezer? remedy: monitor how long the freezer door stays open. check the seal around the door, make sure the door reliably closes every time. limit freezer access.

2) a leak in the waterline for the ice maker / water dispensor. you have a hose going into the fridge, pumping water into the ice "tray" to make the ice or possibly running to the front of the fridge to dispense water. somewhere there is a leak. maybe the water is overflowing out of the tray. maybe everytime you fill up a glass of water on the front of the fridge a little bit leaks out, drips down and freezes on the floor. Remedy: stop the leak. Trace the waterline and find the source of the leak, replace faulty part / parts. I have Never. Never. repeat Never. heard of anyone who manually filled their own ice trays or got water from the sink having an unknown water leaking problem inside the fridge...

Water dispensers and Ice makers are notorious money makers for the fridge industry, after they break people rush out and buy a whole new fridge system, instead of filling up their glasses at the sink, or putting their own ice trays in the freezer. and when they really burst, you endup with a lake in your kitchen and (is that wood flooring?) warped floors. If you like the convience and like spending money, go for it and buy a new fridge...If your a DIY'er you, may be able to find the leak and replace a $2 hose...personally I'd disconnect the waterline to the fridge and be done with the problem...



That's great info..........my next step will be to disconnect the water supply going to it and see where that gets me.

Thanks again.

vmax84

Oh yeah, and then get rid of the dead hooker in the freezer.
dropbass  [Team Member]
2/28/2007 6:22:06 AM EST
A BOMB - RUN!!!!

sorry, been watching to much 24
FredZiffle  [Team Member]
2/28/2007 8:14:08 AM EST
My wife spilled chocolate syrup in my fridge one time and it ended up running down the front of the fridge......

I bet your drain had dust in it and when that ice melted some, it became dirty water ....

fred
JoeyP  [Member]
2/28/2007 11:59:49 AM EST
Your defrost drain is clogged and when it goes into defrost instead of going down the drain and into the pan, it runs down into bottom of freezer. I see this all the time. Just pull the back cover off inside freezer the drain is under the evap. use a turkey baster with hot water and spray water at the drain till it thaws and water starts running down into pan.
vmax84  [Member]
3/1/2007 6:23:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By JoeyP:
Your defrost drain is clogged and when it goes into defrost instead of going down the drain and into the pan, it runs down into bottom of freezer. I see this all the time. Just pull the back cover off inside freezer the drain is under the evap. use a turkey baster with hot water and spray water at the drain till it thaws and water starts running down into pan.


Thank you very much!!!

vmax84
JoeyP  [Member]
3/1/2007 5:32:20 PM EST
You are very welcome.
FredZiffle  [Team Member]
3/5/2007 6:49:39 AM EST
What was it????????????????

fred
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