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MY DRAIN TUBE IS CLOGGED AND WATER IS RUNNING INTO THE REFIGERATOR ON THE SHELVES AND ONTO THE FLOOR

Roper 21LMXKQ Water in the refrigerator on shelves and running on floor. I figure the drain tube is clogged but don't know how to unclog it.

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Get one of those unclogging sticks

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

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SOURCE: water leaking in refrigerator on shelves, drawers, and under draw

common issue.....sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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Remove the food and the ice maker from the freezer ( if equiped ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line . Use an ALUMINUM or Copper solid wire , ( a ground wire or fence post tie ) 14-16 guage , with the insulation completely off , and insert one end into the drain hole as far as possible without any force . Wrap the other end about 1 1/2 to 2 turns , around the black rod (defrost heater) , above the hole . When refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer from the heater , to the wire , keeping the hole from freezing up again .

Posted on May 05, 2010

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drain line is blocked check bottom tray if is collecting water if not drain line blocked

Posted on May 13, 2007

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The drain is behind the back panel in the freezer at the bottom. Sounds like it is frozen over which is pretty common. Will need to remove panel and thaw out drain by running hot water down. You can use a putty knife to break up ice first. Make sure you get all ice around the drain above and below the thin aluminum tray at the bottom. After the drain is free don't be alarmed if you get some water on the floor because the drain pan may not hold all of the water you ran down the drain. Not anything you can do to prevent this on this model.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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there is a peice sticking out the back wall of the refridgerater compartment just under the top back wall that goes to the defrost drain see if its clear its a square peice also check the drain hose at the back of the unit at the bottom to see if the hose is clear some times they get clogged with alge and wont drain

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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Your defrost is working - but the drain tube is clogged. It may be debris causing the clog - but more than likely it is ice.

Access the drain tube and defroster behind the back wall of the freezer. Remove built up ice on the floor of the freezer and the drip tray under the freezer coil and defroster coil. Don't use any sharp tools! Locate the drain tube at the low point of the drip tray. Attempt to clear it of ice by using a turkey baster (or the like) filled with hot water. Direct a stream of hot water from it into the drain tube. Ice may be an inch or two thick in the tube. Once the ice is clear, water should flow easily and quickly down the tube to the drip pan under the fridge - where it will be evaporated away.

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open the freezer compartment loo for ice build up on floor of frezer especally towards rear behind back panel. sounds like you have a clogged/frozen 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)

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