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How to clear drain line

First, empty the freezer. you will need to store frozen items for about 1 hour. then, remove the drawer and 2 bottom shelves. remove lower panel at the back of the freezer by removing 4 screws. you will see the drain collection pan. ice has probably formed in the drain line leading from the drain collection pan to the evaporator panel underneath the unit. wire or pipe cleaners are no help because the line has several curves. you must allow the line to defrost. hot water might help a little. after everything stopped dripping, i used an old blow dryer to speed things up. to make sure the line is draining, remove the kick plate at the front on the unit. in the right front corner is the evaporator pan. using a flashlight, you can see the white drain outlet over the evaporator pan. using a turkey baster, pour a little water in the drain collection pan. if the line is free, water will be pouring out the drain outlet. use a 50/50 bleach water solution to flush out any gunk that might have collected in the line.

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jenn air side by side, refrigerator side is freezing items at 2 on a 1 to 7 scale, how to I fix it?


Thermostat may be off a little but 1 coldest and 7 warmest? Cheap fix be to adjust thermostat and make sure damper flap isn't stuck open

Oct 24, 2016 | Refrigerators

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Freezer seems as if it is not cold enough


Your sensor is packed in ice and giving false reading (always frozen)

You NEED to defrost. Will take 2hr

Turn off or Pull plug on freezer
Take everything out and put in cooler, brown bags, large bin or boxes to stay cold
Defrost by setting large pail of boiling water in each side bottom of freezer and closing door(s) for 1/2hr
Open freezer, empty pails in sink and use pails to hold large chunks of ice from freezer that will come out easily
Toss out ice chunks
Check sensor to be sure it is no longer packed in ice
Wipe down interior dry
close doors
plug in
wait 1/2hr
reload with stuff you want to keep
Done!

Mar 26, 2009 | Refrigerators

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water collects on shelves and below the crisper bins at bottom


Your defrost drain hole is frozen closed.
Remove the back freezer panel and defrost the ice with a hair dryer.
Once the drain is clear poura 1/4 cup bleach in the drain hole.

Mar 11, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Roper Refrigerator


open the freezer compartment loo for ice build up on floor of frezer especally towards rear behind back panel. sounds like you have a clogged/frozen defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials)

Mar 05, 2008 | Roper RT21AKXKQ Top Freezer Refrigerator

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