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Roper frig, freezer on top ,frozen under tray.water in bottom of frig

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  • dierjmd Feb 23, 2009

    do i need to clear that drain tube all the way with a wire or something.i think theother end in in the back bottom of frig thank you in advance appreciated!

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Sounds like you have a frozen defrost drain. This is a fairly easy repair you can do yourself. 

  • Unplug refrigerator
  • unload food from freezer
  • remove icemaker if present (there are 3 screws remove the one on the bottom and loosen the 2 on top of icemaker then lift it off the 2 screws unplug from wiring harness)
  • remove 2 screws holding rear cover in place
  • move cover to the side or remove from unit altogether
  • defrost any and all ice from bottom of freezer and aluminum drain pan that is now exposed
  • flush drain hole that you will see once ice is cleared with warm water. (sometimes I use a large syringe or turkey baster to forcefully flush hot water thru the drain tube)

that should fix you up. if you have any further questions leave me a comment here and I'll gladly help any way I can. thanks Peytonreassemble in reverse order

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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    peyton thompson Feb 23, 2009

    if you can clear the drain the way i have described here then running a wire down the drain is not necessary. usually hot tap water is suffcient. Thanks Peyton


    You could pour a little bit of bleach in witht he hot water to help loosen and clear any sludge in the line as well...

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