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Fridge releasing too much water

I have a no-frost fridge (Miele KFN 29233 D), 3 years old.

For the last couple of weeks it has started releasing water. So on the upper (fridge) part water gets collected. So when I move the fruits drawer water from beneath it comes out as well. Then I collect the water and the same repeats a week later and so on.

It is my secondary fridge (for nuts, jams, extra cheese, etc.) so I don't open it as regularly as my primary fridge (hence may have failed to notice the full pattern).

I cannot see any source of the amounts of water that gets collected... Any similar experience?
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Old 17.02.2021, 11:30
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Re: Fridge releasing too much water

There is an internal drain at the back center near the bottom or lower shelves.

If this gets blocked, this happens.

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There is an internal drain at the back center near the bottom or lower shelves.

If this gets blocked, this happens.
Yes, was going to post the same. But there's usually not that much water, which is caused by condensation inside the fridge. Most likely explanation is that external (moist) air is getting into the fridge, either through a faulty door seal or simply leaving the door slightly open, possibly something blocking it from closing properly.
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Yes, was going to post the same. But there's usually not that much water, which is caused by condensation inside the fridge. Most likely explanation is that external (moist) air is getting into the fridge, either through a faulty door seal or simply leaving the door slightly open, possibly something blocking it from closing properly.
The problem is that if it's blocked, it fills up, and then opening and closing movements cause it to overspill inside the fridge (the stuff that drains goes into an external container where it evaporates)

This happens to ours from time to time, at which point I clean the drain.

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Re: Fridge releasing too much water

If it is due to a clogged drain hole, you can first poke something long and thinp in there to see if that helps, but they do also make long brushes that are specifically designed for cleaning that drain hole. I bought something similar to this one not long ago:

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/C100AE-Re...3555492&sr=8-4
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Re: Fridge releasing too much water

Btw, where does the water from drain go to? There's no water disposal system hence intrigued by the system.

Given that the area around the drainage is also full (despite emptying it weekly now...) I am wondering if it is possible that it is full inside? (am really a n00b here...)
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Btw, where does the water from drain go to?
Small container underneath, where it evaporates due to the heat of the compressor.

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Btw, where does the water from drain go to? There's no water disposal system hence intrigued by the system.

Given that the area around the drainage is also full (despite emptying it weekly now...) I am wondering if it is possible that it is full inside? (am really a n00b here...)
If the drainage hole itself is full of water, I think that syringe tube thing (shown in the link I put earlier) should help to pull some of it out. This is a pretty good video that I had watched a few months ago when we were having a similar issue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c_LBVnU4ec

I guess that drain hole can easily become clogged by food or even mold as well.

I've also read before that it's not good to have things touching the back wall of the fridge because that can create more condensation back there, which then has to be drained through that tiny hole. Personally, though, I don't find it very easy to keep things from touching that back wall.
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I've also read before that it's not good to have things touching the back wall of the fridge because that can create more condensation back there
Not condensation, ICE, due to the lack of airflow!

Ours invariably blocks due to ice.

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Not condensation, ICE, due to the lack of airflow!

Ours invariably blocks due to ice.
Ice formed from water that's formed out of the air by condensation, ITYF.
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Ice formed from water that's formed out of the air by condensation, ITYF.
Yes, but that is normal, also if there is airflow.

It turns to ice because of the lack of airflow, as the cooling part is at the back, and if there is no airflow, it super-cools.

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