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How can I unblock my Hotpoint FFA70 fridge freezer

The water is no longer going down the drain at the back of the salad bins. I've tried straw, electrical flex but they hit an obstruction at a depth not far short of the drainage tray. What could I try?

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  • help_needed2 Feb 09, 2008

    I've had the same problem and had to unplug the appliance to defrost it, butv within a few days of putting it back on it was happening again.

    Any further suggestions.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    Water not draining through drainage hole , hole seems to be blocked. What can I do

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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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Try using a curtin wire

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