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Hotpoint FFA71 Not draining water from fridge part

Drainage hole seems blocked to tray located under fridge freezer. water not running away from fridge part, water lies in bottom of fridge.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: How can I unblock my Hotpoint FFA70 fridge freezer

I have had the same problem and to solve it I had to turn the appliance off to allow it to defrost as the blockage was caused by the pipe freezing up.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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only time regassing is needed is if there has been a leak. check fan is going. remove back plate inside freezer and check for ice build up. if clogged with ice then get back to me

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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SOURCE: the hole that drains water away at back of fridge is blocked

your going to have to take a wire and gently try to clear the drain line and then run water down it until its completely cleared out.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Hotpoint FFA71 fridge and freezer suddenly stopped working

Sounds as though the compressor has stopped working. It feeds both compartments with control from a printed circuit above the top door.Where all your red lights are ablaze! (This can be replaced by removing the 2 screws and "clicking" out the small panel) Check that the compressor is running at the bottom rear of the fridge/freezer before anything else.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

SOURCE: we have a hotpoint RLA 34 ( MICROBAN ) FRIDGE .

You said no blocked drainage hole, where was the drainage hole that you checked located? Did you pour water down this drain, and furthermore did you check that the water you poured into the drain flowed into the condensate pan on the outside of the fridge? Unless you have a problem with an ice maker leaking water, it sounds very much like you do have a blocked drainage hole, otherwise known as a defrost drain. the drain system begins underneath the evaporator coil inside the freezer, this is where the water that is collected in the defrost cycle flows into a drain tube that leads the water down to the condensate pan. The best and safest way to clear out this drain is to blow it out with compressed air, after you remove any and all ice at the beginning of the drainage system, in other words, the hole located underneath the evaporator coil.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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We have a hotpoint RLA 34 ( MICROBAN ) FRIDGE . water keeps seeping into the bottom , under the crisper box tried turnining temp down , made sure it's level , no blocked drainage hole . door shuts tight...


You said no blocked drainage hole, where was the drainage hole that you checked located? Did you pour water down this drain, and furthermore did you check that the water you poured into the drain flowed into the condensate pan on the outside of the fridge? Unless you have a problem with an ice maker leaking water, it sounds very much like you do have a blocked drainage hole, otherwise known as a defrost drain. the drain system begins underneath the evaporator coil inside the freezer, this is where the water that is collected in the defrost cycle flows into a drain tube that leads the water down to the condensate pan. The best and safest way to clear out this drain is to blow it out with compressed air, after you remove any and all ice at the beginning of the drainage system, in other words, the hole located underneath the evaporator coil.

Nov 09, 2010 | Hotpoint RLA31 Compact Refrigerator

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Leaking water on floor, even without water hooked up. Seems to be coming from under the fridge


Your freezer defrost drainage tube may not be routed to the evaporator tray under the refrigerator. If this is the case, humidity condensed from the freezer, then drained down the tube will be dripped onto the floor.
The second theory is that the drainage tube could be blocked. Humidity in the freezer is removed from the air sent to a drainage tray, at the rear of the freezer, which has a drainage tube which carries the water to an evaporation tray at the bottom of the refrigerator unit, on my GE. if the drainage tube is blocked, the water will find another route. Check the drainage tube after you find it. First try inspection. if there is standing water in tray in the freezer, use a flexible wire to clear the tube.
Good luck!

Oct 04, 2010 | GE Profile TPX24PBDCC Side by Side...

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Got water leaking from bottom of fridge/freezer on the front left side,also ice build up inside of freezer at the bottom.dont no if these are linked


If you take all the drawers out of the freezer - you will find 8 screws with 'bolt type' heads - 2 top, 4 at sides and 2 to the bottom.

Turn the power off. Undo all these screws and remove the rear panel. You will notice the 'gubbins' of the freezer. At the bottom you should notice there is a shaped plate with some piping running around and then up into the cooling 'radiator'. Towards the middle left of the plate there should be a hole - this is the drain hole. Is it blocked with a 'slug' of ice! Yes is my guess. This needs defrosting as will the rear panel you took out by any guess.

I did ours this morning as the fridge freezer was making a heck of a racket. Took about 30 minutes with the wife's hairdryer - and I'm no expert.

I just enjoy the fact I'd probably saved £50 plus on a callout.

Jun 13, 2009 | Hotpoint FFA90 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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The hole that drains water away at back of fridge is blocked


Ok you need to defrost this unit eg unplug and leave all doors open for 48 hours then get some "flexy curtain wire (white plastic coated, used for hanging net curtains) this wire is perfect for getting up or down the fridge drain.

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Mar 25, 2009 | Hotpoint FFA80 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Hotpoint RFA 60 Refrigerator drain problem


Well the only way to check it out completely is like you said going from inside your freezer and I like to pour water down the line to make sure it drains.

Take the back panel off inside your freezer and locate the opening of the drain. You will see the collection tray just under your coils and in the middle you will see the opening. Now if it is blocked by ice just take a couple tea spoons of table salt and pour on the opening. Ice will melt very fast and then the opening will clear and then take some water and pour down it.

If the opening is clear just pour water down and observe the drain pan under the unit and see if it comes in there.










Jan 18, 2009 | Hotpoint RFA60 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Bosch KGU40124 water leaking from freezer


remove freezer back panel and you will see a tray at the bottom with a drain hole in the middle and it is this which is blocked. if blocked with ice, clear with some hot water and make sure drain is free and water flows away

Nov 05, 2008 | Bosch KGU40124 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Fridge smells


The drain leads to a pan under the fridge that sits on coils and evaporates the condensate that drained out. you should be able to access the pan and remove it and clean. or you can just wait for it to evaporate and go away. (better off to clean) some warm water in a baster will help rinse out the line. Let me know if that worked or if you need help accessing the pan.

Oct 19, 2008 | Hotpoint FFA70 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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My hotpoint ffa74 fridge freezer drainage hole in fridge compartment never drains away the water. have emptied and defrosted but made no difference


Defrost the fridge. I recommend at least 24 hour period, it's normally quicker. After it has defrosted empty the tray at the back by simply unscrewing the tray and removing the little black rubber tube. To test that it has totally defrosted pour coke down the drain inside the fridge with the tray back in, this should filter into the tray. Clean the tray again and insert black rubber tube and tighten screws again, job done.
I had the same problem but it was all sorted within 16 hours as it defrosts quickly.

May 02, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Water on the bottom of the fridge - then turning in ice


drain is blocked. to check, pour water into drain gulley in fridge and it should flow away. to clear, push sometthing flexible down the hole. good idea to pour dilute bleach down hole now and again

Mar 19, 2007 | Hotpoint FFA60 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Water beneath my salad bin


if the drain is truly not blocked then the water will go down it. try poking a piece of thin wire down it to check, and have a look on the outside at the back - some models have a tray or tank where this water collects that may be full - else the fridge drain should be plumbed into a drain - check from the outside too. Also check if the fridge is truly level. The feet allow you to adjust this and see - sometimes a small change in angle can spoil the drainage characteristics of these machines (possibly even lean it backwards a little if it looks like this might help). the only other possibility is if the fridge drain is fixed into another drain, that another appliance or fixture is causing back pressure - if so you would be able to see bubbling into your fridge if you sat and watched while someone else ran all the sinks/toilets/washers/dishwashers etc around the house - in theory though when all these other items are not running then the water should still drain.

Mar 10, 2007 | Hotpoint FFA70 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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