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Freezer Drain Clogged

I started with the water leaking out of the freezer side, I found the drain iced over, but I can't seem to clear it... I've use significant amounts of hot water and completely defrosted the freezer side. How to I check the other end of the drain and where does it go? I don't have easy access to the rear of the refrigerator, but completely removing it appears to be my next step. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks

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  • witz_tim Dec 22, 2008

    I can't find the drain for the freezer, but have water frozen at the bottom of the freezer.

  • dano5659 Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem, but don't know where to look to locate the freezer drain line. Is it the same tube that supplies water to the ice maker?



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I had to remove the shelves out of the freezer then removed the plastic casing located in the side rear, this will expose the cooling cords, underneath the cords is a medal drip pan, I removed the single screw and removed the medal drip pan this gave me access to the drain, I used hot water which seems to have cleared up problem.

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I use a turkey baster and force hot water right down the drain hole. If still blocked I push a coat hanger wire down the drain, usually works but you need patience with the hot water.

Posted on Jun 17, 2007

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We have the same problem. We found the drain tube kinked near the catch pan at the bottom of the fridge. We cleared the tube by defrosting the fridge and placing a small hair dryer in the fridge blowing on the drain. Even after clearing the drain it still freezes up once in a while. It seems to be an inherant problem with this model. If I find a permanent fix I will post it here. I hope this helped.

Posted on Jun 30, 2007

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