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Re: GE GBS18HBRAWW / ICE BUILD UP IN DRAIN LINE/TROUGH
Check for a blockage around the through area from the freezer to the refrig. or something such as a jug of milk that you keep in the same loacation time after time. if this jug or what ever stays in this area that can cause a cold spot and keep that area from getting warm enough to let ice thaw.
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Not usually, will have to thaw, then run pan of hot water through drai. Can pull lower vent cover off to make sure it runs into drain pan under fridge. Drain may look clean but tube may not be. Can take wire from hanger to clear as well.
Your drain line form the evaporator is clogged. Locate the drain under the back and use a wet/dry vacuum to unclogged drain. The drain line can be also blocked by excessive ice buildup from incomplete defrosting. Remove frozen foods and open door to freezer section and remove power and manually defrost unit. Once ice is stopped melting try vacuuming the drain line again. Sometime drain line gets clogged with debris such as garden peas, corn, wrapping and the like. Once drain line is cleared the water and ice on the freezer bottom should stop forming.
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It is most likely that the defrost drain is blocked in the freezer causing the water to drain through the air vents. You will most likely have to remove the rear panel in the freezer and pour hot water in the drain trough until the drain clears up and the water drains down the drain tube. Small particles of food can build up in the drain. Ice forms around the particles and blocks the drain. Sometimes the insulation gets saturated with water and the drain will continue to freeze up in about a month or so. If this is the case there isn't much that can be done except replace the refroigerator
The water is from the defrost cycle thawing the evaporator coil. The defrost drain line in the freezer is frozen over with ice and the defrost water is not draining. Turn off the power and remove the rear freezer panel and the freezer bottom panel. Use a hair dryer to defrost the ice at the drain hole in the center of the drain trough underneath the coil in the back of the freezer. This will take some time to do because the process will be slow.
If you look in your freezer down at the floor you'll probably see a sheet of ice that has built up over time. This is caused from the drain line located underneath the evaporator coil which is behind the freezer wall to clog up, usually with ice. Remove the ice in the floor, then remove the bin. Once that is done look at the back wall the n follow it down. Normally you'll see a trough of sorts, but in some models you may have to remove the freezer wall to get to it. Once you have located the trough, clear the ice from it, and located the drain hole. To clear the ice from the drain itself you can use hot water, a hair dryer, or a screw driver and tap it out. If you use a screw driver be careful not to punch a hole in the line. Once water can freely be poured down the drain, you problem is resolved.
The drain is clogged. Remove the bottom bin out of the freezer. Once done you should see a trough at the back. This trough will be filled with ice, remvoe the ice. Then you have to clear the drain. The best way I know of to do this is to force hot water down the drain with a turkey baser untill water flows freely. Then mix baken soda with water and pour it down the drain. http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/refrigerator-leaking.html
You have an icing issue whereby the drain tube is getting blocked with ice and so when it goes into auto defrost the water can't get down the drain tube so it runs down the back wall of the fridge and lays under the crisper drawers. You need to check out the tube to see if it is ice or sometimes a bit of debris from the freezer can get stuck in the drain cup/tube. If it is an icing up problem check the defrost timer, the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. Hope this will help.
Remove the food from the freezer , then remove the icemaker , if it has one ( 2 screws ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Useing a hair dryer , start in the middle of the drain trough , and defrost until you see the drain hole . Keep defrosting the hole ( hot water helps ) until water will go thru . Use a piece of tubing inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any debris accumulated in drain line .Remove any excess ice from trough . Reassemble freezer .