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Samsung Refrigerator Water Leakage Service Kit

Posted on March 29, 2016

Samsung part number DA82-01415A ( PD00024858) is a refrigerator water leakage service kit.  This kit is used to repair water leaking under the crispers and/or a fan noise that stops when the doors are opened on Samsung bottom freezer and french door refrigerator models with dual evaporators.   When the defrost drain water is not draining properly it causes ice to form at the top of the evaporator, interfering with the fan and causing the drain to freeze and water to overflow, which then runs down and gathers under the crisper drawers.  Before ordering and installing the water leakage service kit you should verify that the defrost heater and defrost sensor are working properly.  Installation of this kit requires moving the evaporator coil, and damage to the evaporator coil can cause catastrophic failure to the sealed system of the refrigerator.  This kit works on all bottom freezer and french door refrigerator models with dual evaporators that have do not have the new style drain tube installed from the factory, see step 9 in the repair instructions below for a photo showing the new and old style drain tube.

DA82-01415A ( PD00024858) Kit Contents:

• 1 new drain tube with cap
• 1 foam seal for the bottom of the drain plate
• 2 foam strips for the back of the evaporator drain plate
• 1 defrost heater clip

Repair Instructions:

1. Unplug the refrigerator and remove the Evaporator Cover.

2. Verify that the defrost heater and defrost sensor resistance is correct. If incorrect, replace the part(s).

3. Move the defrost sensor to the top of the evaporator inlet tube (just below the cap tube joint). If necessary, remove enough mastic material to place the sensor correctly. The sensor must be positioned on the left side of the inlet tube as shown.
DA82-01415A pic 1

4. Check the heater clip on the heater. If clip is shorter than the one in the kit, replace it with the new one. If the clip is the same length as the new one, do not replace it.
DA82-01415A pic 2

5. Lift the evaporator and drain plate out of position and carefully bend them up.

6. Add the two foam strips to the back of the plate and add the seal to the bottom of the drain plate.
DA82-01415A pic 3

7. Bend the bottom row of the cooling ribs on the evaporator.
DA82-01415A pic 4

8. Remove the seal on the back of the Evaporator Cover, if there is one present. The cover should be smooth as shown
DA82-01415A pic 5

9. Replace the drain tube and cap. The refrigerator section tube is on the far right in the compressor compartment.
DA82-01415A pic 6

After installing the new water leakage service kit, you will need to fully thaw the defrost drain on the refrigerator if the drain is iced up.  There are a few different ways to thaw the defrost drain.  The easiest way to thaw the defrost drain is to unplug the refrigerator and leave the refrigerator and/or freezer doors open for 24 hours.  Or while you have the evaporator cover pulled off you can pour hot water in the drain area until all of the ice has melted and water is able to freely flow down the drain to the back of the refrigerator.

If you need to purchase a drain tube kit, please click the link below to purchase this part from our online store:

Water Leakage Service Kit – MFG Part # DA82-01415A  (PD00024858)


6 Thoughts on "Samsung Refrigerator Water Leakage Service Kit"

  1. JLT30586 Posted on November 27, 2017

    Could this kit work on a GE fridge GFSS6KKYCSS. Looks like the same drain tubes.

  2. Chuck wallace Posted on June 8, 2019

    I found the instructions very helpful!
    On the drain tube you show a hole in the tube near the top.
    Other sites show the hole near the bottom of the tube.
    It can be installed either way, is there a right way?

  3. Hal Posted on January 15, 2021

    Thanks for these clear instructions. I’ve been in my GE Profile once too often, so I ordered the DA82-01415A repair kit blind and with these instructions, I feel I got it in without doing too much damage 🙂 We’ll see if it makes a difference but at least I have the satisfaction of trying something.

    Thanks again.

  4. Gerard Guerra Posted on February 10, 2021

    I installed this kit .Is there any feedback that the kit worked for any extended amount of time

  5. Bill lambe Posted on August 26, 2021

    I purchased the water leakage kit, da82-01415a, where to i get access to replace this? Do i take the lower back panel off behind the fridge to gain access? If its the panel inside the fridge that looks like a job for a pro.

    • Lindsi Posted on August 30, 2021

      It’s the panel inside the fridge, it’s overall pretty easy. There are 3 screws holding that back panel on, 2 on the bottom you can see and 1 towards the top that you have to pop out a cover. Do not force that panel off as it’ll crack. If the ice hasn’t thawed, it might be stuck. Also note, there is foam on that panel that comes off with it, do not try to pry the plastic away from the foam. Hit it with a hairdryer for a bit to melt the ice and then carefully start popping it away starting at the bottom. Tons of youtube videos showing it as well so you can see it all first.

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