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Hotpoint RFA 60 Refrigerator drain problem

The drain in the back of my fridge no longer drains. I slid a wire down it to see if it was blocked but hit what sounds like a plastic ledge . Is this normal or should it run straight down to the condenser tray?

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    My fridge has the same drain problem, anyone help?

  • tiny_storer Jan 21, 2009

    I need to defrost the freezer first to see if this will work.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have cleared mine a few times by defrosting and then clearing drain with a long wire until water flows through ok, however it freezes up again too quickly, a pain really. I am considering buying a new fridge freezer but they seam to all be new sizes and my height gap is 163cm so choice is limited.

  • ianlockwood Jan 30, 2009

    I am confused by the solution offered. The drain hole is at the back of the fridge, this hole leads, I assume, to a tube within the back of the freezer which opens out to drop water onto the plastic tray on top of the compressor unit where it can evaporate. The solution says take the back off the inside of the freezer however the freezer compartment is a single moulded box and there is no panel to remove?

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Well the only way to check it out completely is like you said going from inside your freezer and I like to pour water down the line to make sure it drains.

Take the back panel off inside your freezer and locate the opening of the drain. You will see the collection tray just under your coils and in the middle you will see the opening. Now if it is blocked by ice just take a couple tea spoons of table salt and pour on the opening. Ice will melt very fast and then the opening will clear and then take some water and pour down it.

If the opening is clear just pour water down and observe the drain pan under the unit and see if it comes in there.










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Check that the light is going out when closing the door . I had a similar problem of freezing under the salad storage containers. the light was warming the interior of the fridge. Too much water for the Evaporation of water in the drain hole.

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I have finally cleared the drain gutter, using salt & warm water. Next time I'll shoot the RFA60 and buy a decent f/f.

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