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Need to know where drain tube is so can attempt to clear

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The drain tube starts under the evaporator behind a panel in the freezer section. If you have a fairly new (within 10 years) model with the freezer on the top then the actual tube is hidden and can't be accessed. To clear this you'll need something with high pressure, like a steam cleaner, to blow the clog out. It you have a side by side model the tube can be accessed from behind through the service panel. The tubes aren't always clogged though sometimes they just freeze over. In these cases after clearing the ice twist one end of a regular (fully stripped) electrical wire around the heater above the drain hole then cut it with enough length to extend 2in down into the hole. Hope that helps!

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You should unplug the fridge before attempting this. Be careful not to damage or pinch off any wire's insulation or refrigerant lines and coil during the dis-assembly and subsequent reassembly.

It may be that some growths have begun in the drain tube. After clearing the tube, could add about a 1/2 ounce of bleach into 3 or 4 ounces of water, and pour the mixture directly down the tube to kill anything that might be growing in it. If you decide to remove and empty the pan under the fridge - just remember there bleach in it. Spilling it will ruin clothes, etc.

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