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Hotpoint ffa71 drain blocked in fridge. i have tried to unblock it by using a nylon tube which went down about two feet and dislodged some food but its still blocked.can i unblock it how

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You can dampen a small part of folded to 1/2" wide paper towel, and wrap the dampened paper towel around the end of a straw, stick that in the drain hole and blow.

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I have had the same problem and to solve it I had to turn the appliance off to allow it to defrost as the blockage was caused by the pipe freezing up.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Hotpoint FFA70S fridge drain blocked

PEACE,
ngfam1 at your service,
Do not use sink chemicals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the hard ware stores or home depot they have small short,
snakes that are flexible and thin that can go in the hole to clear it!
Tell the home depot guy to help you find what I'm
telling you to buy!Print this out and show him what I spoke of!
Bless you,
Please give me a good rating before you signe off

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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This will work in most all cases of this type. You need a piece of copper wire, 14 guage, 12 to 16 inches. You can shortin it as you need to Turnoff the power to the fridge. Rap one end of the wire around the evaprorator heater and feed the othe end down the drain tube. This wire will heat up when the heater comes on and will supply heat down into the drain tube hopefully preventing the drain from freezing.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Hotpoint FFA71 fridge and freezer suddenly stopped working

Sounds as though the compressor has stopped working. It feeds both compartments with control from a printed circuit above the top door.Where all your red lights are ablaze! (This can be replaced by removing the 2 screws and "clicking" out the small panel) Check that the compressor is running at the bottom rear of the fridge/freezer before anything else.

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ffa71 fridge and freezer warm and food defrosted. red light is on. Back of freezer making normal noise. Help.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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After facing the same issue (defrosting, cleaning the drain, drain gets blocked again...start again: defrost, etc..) I decided to try to give it one last go:
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The purpose of these last steps was to ensure there was no "freezing" happening on the drain. The copper effectively will keep the temperature inside the drain above freezing.

Not sure how permanent this might be.. so far at least I'm getting more months than with the previous symptoms treatments ;)

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This will work in most all cases of this type. You need a piece of copper wire, 14 guage, 12 to 16 inches. You can shortin it as you need to Turnoff the power to the fridge. Rap one end of the wire around the evaprorator heater and feed the othe end down the drain tube. This wire will heat up when the heater comes on and will supply heat down into the drain tube hopefully preventing the drain from freezing.

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PEACE,
ngfam1 at your service,
Do not use sink chemicals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the hard ware stores or home depot they have small short,
snakes that are flexible and thin that can go in the hole to clear it!
Tell the home depot guy to help you find what I'm
telling you to buy!Print this out and show him what I spoke of!
Bless you,
Please give me a good rating before you signe off

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