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Maytag freezer leaking

Common reasons your Maytag freezer is leaking

The most common reasons your Maytag freezer is leaking are a clogged drain tube, dead ice maker assembly or a bad evaporator.

  • 64%

    64% of the time it's the
    Drain Tube

  • 13%

    13% of the time it's the
    Ice Maker Assembly

  • 7%

    7% of the time it's the

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Maytag freezer

    Drain Tube Replacement

    A clogged drain tube is often the problem causing a freezer to leak water. The defrost drain tube carries water formed during the automatic defrost cycle away from the evaporator and into the defrost drain pan at the bottom of the freezer. Water can freeze inside the drain tube and prevent water from draining. The water will leak out of the freezer when the defrost drain tube is clogged. When you see your freezer leaking water, schedule service through Sears Home Services. We’ll send a technician to your home to fix the problem.

    Ice Maker Assembly Replacement

    Water leaking from the freezer can be caused by a bad ice maker assembly. If the ice maker fails to eject a batch of frozen ice cubes in its mold and then activates the water fill valve to fill the ice mold, the fill water will spill out of the ice mold and leak into the freezer. Replacing the ice maker assembly will fix this type of leaking problem. When your freezer leaks, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and fix the issue.

    Evaporator Replacement

    When your freezer is leaking, a bad evaporator can be causing the problem. The evaporator cools the air inside the freezer. When the evaporator leaks all of the refrigerant out of the sealed system, the freezer won’t cool at all. Melting ice and frost can leak water out of the freezer. Replacing the evaporator involves recovering and recharging the refrigerant in the sealed system. Because the EPA regulates the handling and disposal of all refrigerants, a certified service technician is required to perform the repair. When your freezer won’t cool at all, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and fix the problem.

    What to expect when you experience a Maytag freezer leaking issue

    How is the leaking problem fixed?

    Correcting most leaking problems usually involves replacing the drain tube, ice maker assembly or evaporator. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a freezer that is leaking

    When the freezer is leaking it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of freezer failures.

    What to look out for with a freezer leaking diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your freezer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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    Additional resources to help you fix your Maytag freezer

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    Additional possible Maytag freezer symptoms you may experience

    • Maytag freezer door not closing
    • Maytag freezer leaking water
    • Maytag freezer light not working
    • Maytag freezer not cooling
    • Maytag freezer not working
    • Maytag freezer stopped working