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GE GBS18HBRAWW / ICE BUILD UP IN DRAIN LINE/TROUGH

REMOVE ICE FROM DRAIN TROUGH UNCLOGGED DRAIN LINE / IN ABOUT 1 MONTH DRAIN IS ICING UP AGAIN / IS THERE A KIT THAT WILL RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM FOR BOTTOM MT. G E REFRIG.

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  • READYTOPUNT Mar 06, 2009

    I have experienced the same problem with my G.E. fridge about 3 years old. Fridge on top freezer on the bottom. I have changed out the defrost timer as well as the defrost thermostat. The heating element is good and the drain is clear. Fridge works for about 2 weeks and then you hear the fan hitting the ice that has built up again around the drain area. So the defrost cycle seems to be working but ice still some how keeps building back up around the drain area again and you have to manually go in and defrost the ice build up. Any suggestions out there other than junking the G.E. heap?

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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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