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Have recently had a problem with the drain on our fridge freezer Hotpoint FFA70. The drain from the fridge to the evaporator was blocked with ice so cleared the tube by defrosting and clearing with a stiff wire. Has been fine for two weeks and now has frozen blocked again. Any ideas.
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  • eddie255 Nov 30, 2008

    I have same problem with drain from fridge and have tried clearing with wire.

    The drain seems blocked as wire only goes down to about halfway behind the lower freezer compartment behind evaporator and I cannot find where tube either by internal or external rear examination of it.Does anybody know where the drain tube exits as I cannot find it also how to access it.

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    i have a problem with athe drain in the fridge water will not go down have tried to unblock with a long straw but still blocked can any one help thank you.

  • davepotter45 Feb 15, 2009

    I have exactly same problem driving me mad.... HELP

  • stew2149 Mar 07, 2009

    In response to Eddie255, drain tube exits into condensate tray sitting on top of compressor. However I have same problem, wire will neither go up drain tube from bottom or down from drain hole. It feels as if the wire hits plastic, possible a bend in the tube. Will try pouring hot water down but on verge of buying new appliance.

    Stew2149


  • number17 Mar 27, 2009

    My problem is the same but from reading the previous comments I think we are talking about the drain tube in the top unit, I have put a long piece of wire down (with the power off) it just hits a solid stop it does not come out anywere.

    The top unit seems to be defrosting continually and creating water in by the two plastic baskets. When I increase the controls the water freezes. Further help required

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    ice forming

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This will work in most all cases of this type. You need a piece of copper wire, 14 guage, 12 to 16 inches. You can shortin it as you need to Turnoff the power to the fridge. Rap one end of the wire around the evaprorator heater and feed the othe end down the drain tube. This wire will heat up when the heater comes on and will supply heat down into the drain tube hopefully preventing the drain from freezing.

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