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Need to clean defrost chamber on a Bosch kgv3120 fridge

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hi thanks for the question the drain from the freezer to the drain pan is clogged up now with these new fridges the drain hose goes between the outside and inside wall of the fridge so the only way to clear the drain is to shut the fridge down with the doors open to allow the ice to thaw buy yourself a small plastic hose from hardware store and after it has thawed go to the drain tube at the back near the drain tray and blow into the tube to clear this should solve your problem thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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