Tip & How-To about Refrigerators
Remove the shelfs and food from the freezer then take out the panel at the back/bottom of freezer. You will see ice build up in the drain pan below the evaporator. Melt ice with hairdryer/heat gun you will see a hole in pan that leads to drain tube. Pour some hot water in pan..wait a couple minutes. Mop up water and repeat this step 2-3 times....once you have done this find some flexible curtain wire or electrical wire and poke it down the hole until you see the water drain. Now it is clear.A good way to prevent this happening again is to get some electrical wire and strip the insulation off just leaving the copper. Then make what looks like a walking cane or candy cane. Bend one end over. Next measure how much you will need to hang the copper wire over the heater and about an inch into the drain hole. Cut the end off and hang over the heater making sure the other end is sticking in the drain tube hole.Now every time the refrigerator goes into the defrost cycle the heat from the heater will conduct into the copper wire and melt any ice that builds up in the pan :)
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