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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
We had a similar problem. It ended up being a frozen pea that fell down into the defrost drain and was blocking the water from draining out each time the freezer defrosted.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
My fridge (E440T but I believe the E522B is similar) had a broken fan wire and i had to pull off the rear panel and re-solder a wire. I created a document for others to follow that shows the rear panel removal if interested at http://www.accentis.com.au/downloads/misc/How I fixed my Fisher and Paykel Fridge Active Smart Fridge.pdf
Thanks to all postings on this site - it really helped a lot.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Just to expand on the excellent advice from woodchuckie - I had the same problem and these are the steps I took to resolve.
1) Remove the back panel. There are about 7 screws to undo.
2) The drain tube is towards the middle about 3/4 inch in diameter.
3) Remove the tube. I found a little black rubber 'flute' which I have now removed as I think this was causing some back pressure. Make sure the tube is clean and free from dusty gunk. Mine was anyway hence the removal of the flute.
4) Remove everything from the lower 2/3s of the freezer compartment. Remove the screws (some are covered by white caps) there are about six. You must remove all the screws up to the place where the top panel starts.
5) The back panel may be frozen in place. From a standing position reach down and grab the protruding plastic - pull up and out. The panel should loosen. Turn it sideways to remove it.
6) You should now see the freezer matrix and the frost free heater pipes at the bottom. If your like me you will see a block of ice at the bottom!!
7) I took a hair dryer (carfull of the water/electricity hazzard) and melted the ice (also be careful about melting the plastic of the freezer!! doh).
8) With a sponge remove the loose water.
9) The drain is in the middle and is difficult to get to.
10) I took a screw driver to the hole and jabbed at it.
11) Boil a kettle and fill the shallow tray around the drain. If your lucky the water will work through quickly and you'll hear it falling into the evaporation tray. If not then keep sponging the water out and replacing with boiling water (and have a few more jabs with a screwdriver!). Keep working it untill you have success.
12) Ensure that the interior of the freezer is dry ( I blew some air from the hair dryer through the drain and got someone on the drain at the back to confirm they could feel it coming through.
13) Replace all the plastics, back panel and screws. Put everything back in the freezer, plug it back in and set it to power freeze.
The whole thing took about 45mins - 1 hour.
Hope this helps.
Posted on May 04, 2009
Hello, this sounds like you have a blockage in the drain tube, remove panel back of freezer..you may see ice build up...melt ice with hair dryer/heat gun...you will see a pan below evaporator...melt ice in pan...dry water up in pan with paper towel...now you should see a hole in pan that leads to drain tube...pour some hot water in pan..wait a couple minutes..mop up water and repeat this step 2-3 times....once you have done this find some flexible curatain wire or electrical wire..poke down the hole until you see the water drain..now it is clear..put back panel back and you are good to go. The reason you see water in the Freezer is because the water has been leaking into the freezer instead of running into the drain hole...If you need any further assistance please feel free to comment again. good luck! P.s Please don't forget to rate my solution thanks! Mike.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
Testimonial: "Greatly appreciate yor help, Mike. Found screws to remove back panel, but the ice maker is plugged into a hole in panel can this be unplugged?"
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