I have a Kenmore side by side. In the bottom of the freezer section is a drain hole. Whick keeps freezing up with ice. When the fridge goes into the defrost cycle the water can not drain out the drain hole into the pan underneath because the hole is frozed with ice. The water then runs into the bottom of the freezer. Any suggestions?
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Re: Drain hole plugs with ice
This is a perpetual problem due to no drain heater being fitted. what may help is to run some pieces of copper wire from the defrost heater and have them into the drain hole. enough heat may be conducted to cure it
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You have two different problems. There is another drain pan and drain located under the evaporator (cooling coil). This assembly is not visible until some panels are removed. That drain pan opening is probably plugged. The refrigerator is cooled by air forced from the freezer and controlled by dampers. The dampers are too wide open and thus allow too much cold air into the refrigerator section.
the drain is blocked.slime builds up in the drain line and then the water freezes in the line,unplug the fridge,melt out all the ice at the bottom of the back panel,you'll see a drain hole there,i use a steemer to blow through the drain line,if you don't have a steemer hit the hole with the hair dryer for a while,then pour hot water into the hole,if the water doesn't drain down the hole try using a turkey baster to blow out the line,or you can try to snake something down the drain hole but be careful,it's made of plastic,when you think it's clear pour hot water down the hole again if it doesn't drain keep hitting it with the hair dryer until the water drains down the hole,sometimes it takes like an hour to free it.
Your problem more than likely is a plugged defrost line in the freezer...The freezer goes through periodic defrost cyles to keep the coils from freezing up. The water catches in a trough pan in the freezer and flows through a drain hole to the bottom of the fridge where it evaporates. This drain hole perodically freezes up and the water accomulates under the freezer bottom until the water level reaches your vent ports to the fridge section. Open your freezer and on the bottom floor of your freezer you should see two screws near the front on either side. Remove them and then take out the bottom tray....this will expose the drain hole near the rear of the freezer compartment. You will more than likely have to remove ice under the tray in order to see the drain hole. Remove the lower back panel on the back of the refrigerator and you should be able to see the drain line coming from the freezer. Unplug the refrigerator before you begin work. It will take a little while for the drain line to thaw to allow liquid to flow to the bottom. I find a hair dryer pretty handy in speeding up the process. To verify you have unplugged the drain line you should be able to pour hot water in the drain hole in the freezer and see it come out at the rear of the fridge in tube line just above a little catch pan
your defrost drain on the freezer side is stopped up causing the drain to freeze over then eventually running out on the floor during the defrost cycle. Locate the drain at the back of the freezer and thaw it out using hot water. Using a screw driver or other object gently push down into the defrost hole and dislodge whatever is stuck there.
An air hose with good air pressure may also work well. When the drain line is clear you should be able to pour water through it freely.
134a is the type of freon used. There is a defrost drain hole at the very bottom of the freezer usally below the back panel. It has a tube that runs underneath behind the back bottom of freezer section. It can get stopped up with slugg that keeps the water from getting to the defrost water pan. The water in the tube freezes and the water then runs out the front of freezer being it has no exit. . hot water or a hair dryer gun. If you have means to blow hole out after ice is melted will do a better job. Blowing warm water down hole through tube with mouth will knock ice out quickly but be very careful. also this ewill remove any trash build up in drain hole.
Hi, The defrost drain behind the rear freezer panel is plugged. Remove the rear panel and clear the ice away from the drain. Then you will need to flush the drain hole with hot water to make sure it is open. Some models require an after market drain heat kit. Please get me your model # and I can look this up to let you know if you need that heat kit.
Your drain is probably plugged. Remove the back panel in the freezer and keep squirting hot water down the drain hole with a turkey baster or something similar until it clears. The drain hole is located at the bottom of the coils in the freezer section. Your refrigerator goes into defrost every 8 to 10 hrs. When this happens, it melts the ice on the coils, which in turn, runs out the hole where the drain is. If something like algae is blocking or plugging the hole, it will plug up causing water to freeze over the hole. The water has nowhere to go but out the door.
Hi!!!Your drain line is frozen and plugged.Try to remove the cover of the evaporator and you should see a small hole on the base of the evaporator thats yout drain line hole. Blow it away and your problem is gone..Good luckk..Plugged drain line..
the drain hole could have ben clogged with dirt and now with ice as the water did not drain as it went back to freezing mode. un plug the unit, let the ice thaw for a day, open the rear cover of the freezer and clean the bottom part of the evaporator. you can find the hole at the bottom part of the drain pan. i hope i was able to help.