Question about Hotpoint HTS16BBSL Top Freezer Refrigerator
My hotpoint refrigerator has a top freezer & CTX21BA are the numbers i found in the top of freezer. i took out the bottom vegtable bins and there is lots of water under them
what could be the cause???
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like you have a clogged 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 works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
Two separate problems here.
One; remove the ice maker, then remove the back panel from the freezer. The defrost drain is probably frozen . It will have to be thawed. Then run a 1/4 cup of bleach through it.
Two. Water on the shelves sometimes is caused by the frozen drain line referred above.
But can be from a poor door seal on the fresh food compartment.
Check the sides and bottom of the door seal. It may have pulled loose from the plastic liner.
If it is warped and damaged it must be replaced.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
You have a plugged defrost drain. On hot point refrigs this is fortunatley a very easy repair you can do yourself. remove bottom basket and lowest shelf, ( for sake of room you may remove all shleving. I usually only remove the bottom 2) you will see a ledge coming up from freezer floor to under a rear cover. there will be ice build up on this ledge. clear all of the ice you see and you will uncover the drain hole. next flush hot tap water into the drain hole until it is clear. I use a turkey baster or large syringe to do this but you can push your finger in and out kind of like a plunger to clear the blockage then pour hot water thru line until if flows freely.
If you have any other questions leave them here and I'll be glad to assist any way I can. thanks Peyton
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
SOURCE: Water leaking from freezer
Check for a blocked defrost drain. Take the panel off at the back of the freezer section and find the small hole at the very bottom center below the cooling coils. Use hot (but not boiling) water and a turkey baster to flush it out until water runs through it. (it will go into the defrost drain pan, where it will evaporate)
This will prevent water from comming out the freezer door and leaking onto your floor and running down your copper pipe to the basement.
Posted on May 12, 2009
You may have a pluged drain tube and prevents the water from draining into the drip pan below the fridge.you will have to remove the tube from rear of fridge and clean.If you cannot get into the tube you will need to remove the rear panel inside the freezer compartment.and then pour hot water down from there till it breakes free.If your freezer is iced up you wil need 1of3 things first defrost timer second defrost thermostat third defrost element.Hope i helped:)
Posted on May 18, 2009
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