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I have had to have my appliance repair man unthaw and unclog my condensation drain 2 times in the last 3 months. The bottom of the freezer freezes and water drips into the fridge. My refrigerator model # is ET8CHMXKB04 and my serial # is ER1623009. made in 04-04. what is causing this and how can I keep it from happening?

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Three things. First is that your defrost element is faulty, replace. Second, if the defrost element is working there is usually a thin filiament of aluminium which is attached to the element and inserted into the drainpipe, this keeps the drainpipe from freezing up by radiant heat conducted from the element. Thirdly, your main pc board defrost side is faulty and needs replacing.

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Hello Molly;

I am sorry you are so frustrated.

Having done what you have described is only going to last until you cycle through the next automatic defrost. Your freezer section goes through a defrost cycle every 8-10 hours, where your unit shuts down for 20-30 minutes and your defrost heater turns. Everything will shut down except for the light bulbs.

You have a frozen drain and the condensate has no where to go except on the bottom of your freezer. The back wall of your freezer needs to be removed, where you can attach a 12 gauge wire to the defrost heater and run it into your drain hole. The defrost heater is about 4" away from your condensate drain and can not clear the ice.

I see you have a bottom freezer. They are a service technicians night mere when it comes to pulling the back wall off to access components.

Since you have a bottom freezer and the difficulty involved to do a permanent fix as described above, you only have two options.

1.) If I was still working for Sears Home Services and I came to your home, I would have to charge you at least $240.00 for the job.

2.) Or, you can turn you unit off for 24 hours with the doors open and let the ice in your condensate pan and drain melt. This may last for a year or several years, it is hard to say.

Why do drains freeze? Once I found a kernel of corn in the drain. It starts with one droplet of condensate clinging to the inside of the drain and then another and so on.

Tips to help prevent your drain from freezing:
1.) Unplug your unit. Pull it out so you can access and remove the back lower panel. Look for any leveling jack screws on each side of the front end. Turn counterclockwise to lower until your unit is free to move. You may have locking wheels.

2.) If you have a small rubber grommet on the end of your drain tube, throw it away. The original purpose was to prevent air from going up the drain tube. What it actually does is inhibits draining and creates a air pocket.

3.) If up have a 'S' shaped drain tube replace it with a straight tube. The 'S' tube also inhibits free draining. They are available at your local appliance store. Do not through the 'S' shape away. On some units they are required to prevent one door from popping open when you close another, but not necessary on all units.

So, Molly, will you give me a helpful on this one?

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