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Freezer does not drain water to pan

Water does not drain out during defrost period
it collects on bottom of freezer and freezes their

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Your drain pipes blocked,i suggest you flush it clean.Look at the back where the drain pipe comes out,you can even blow it out,just make sure you clean it properly.

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Wouter.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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Normally, this is a job for an appliance service company. However, turn off the refrigerator and remove the rear freezer panel. Once removed you should see a drain hole. Apparently, water does not drain properly. Use an extended coat hanger, etc. to place down into the drain hole with "up and down motions". Periodically, pour a small amount of water into the drain hole until it appears to be unclogged. Then follow up with some hot water and liquid bleach (perhaps a cup full). This should kill any algae, etc. and remove any other foreign objects from the drain line. If you pour too much liquid into the drain hole you may get an overflow at the bottom of the refrigerator (there is a small drain pan underneath the appliance that catches the water during the defrost cycle. Yet, the water collected in the drain pan, during the defrost cycle, typically evaporates and you should never have to regularly empty the drain pan. Good luck!

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Self-defrosting refrigerators dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle, usually via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates. .

If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.You can use a hair dryer and remove the ice buildup

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I am uncertain as to what you mean by "when tray is full"? However, you probably have a clogged drain in the freezer compartment. During the defrost cycle, which usually occurs every eight hours, defrost components (defrost thermostat & heater(s) ) melt the ice that has accumulated on the evaporator coil in the freezer compartment. The water from the melted ice drains through a hole in the freezer compartment (behind the freezer's rear panel) and accumulates in a drain pan below the refrigerator. This water should evaporate over time, whereby you should not have to regularly empty the drain pan. If the drain hole is clogged (usually from algae or other debris, etc.), the water finds another path to flow (which is inside the bottom of your freezer compartment). This water will usually freeze. Water will then flow toward the front of your freezer compartment and out of the door on to the floor when you open the door.

Contact an appliance service company to unclog your freezer drain. Also have them check your defrost components (thermostat & heater(s)).

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The defrost drain pan is located at the bottom of the freezer compartment behind the back wall of the freezer. On some models the pan is accessible without removing the back panel and others are not.


Once you get to the defrost drain pan use a hair dryer to melt the ice from the pan.


Once the ice is removed use a turkey baster like this one: Turkey Baster http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=428708&PPStack=1

To squirt hot water into the drain hole to clear the drain.

When the drain is clear you should hear or see the water you are squirting into the hole enter the pan under or behind the refrigerator.


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