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Water from fridge not going down plug hole into container. How ofter should the water container be emptied at the back of the fridge/freezer I have a sub zero frigerator #550 its about 15 years old. The drain tube is freezing up and ice is building up on the bottom of the unit. it also ismaking the refrigerator smell. Can you help????

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That means that you have either condenser/compressor problems, or troubles with evaporator system unit at the back pof the fridge.

Try first doing a complete defrost by leaving the fridge to defrost overnight.

If situation does not improve, call a technician, or consider buying a new unit, as the fridge is 15 years old.
The repair should not be over $150/$200, depending if parts must be replaced.

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The problem is then its to cold if it is freezing the bottom drain hole
check and make sure that the bottom and back of fridge are clean and not collecting hair , dust , dirt , ect ... are also not clogging the cooling fins
you will need a flashlght to look inside and take the drain pan out also
is it dirty and collecting hair dirt ect..?

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

  • jason Oct 30, 2008

    and yes , definately clean the drain hole out as food deposits can contribute to the clogging of the drain hole

    what setting is the fridge at?

  • jason Oct 30, 2008

    have you had to clean it out before?

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Hi,

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

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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    If you need anymore help let me know.

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