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Drainhole gets blocked with ice proline fridge freezer

Drainhole gets blocked with ice when fridge defrosts itself automatically.Have checked drain pipe to tray and water when poured into drainhole drains to bottom tray

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Sounds like the defrost cycle is too short! What is the make and model number?

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Now I think I have other things wrong with mine,after leakage problem the refrigeration compartment wont cool anymore but the freezer part remains working as usual.Ive nailed this down to one of the following not working... Thermostat / timer / defrost heater.So one or more of these needs replacing.Im just trying to look for a manual which shows the nuts and bolts or the refrigerator (not the "How to use" type manual which I have).

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The refrigerator side gets cold by the cold air that comes from the freezer, so in order to have a cold refrigerator you need a cold freezer.
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The best way to check the fan is to open the door and to push in the door switch wait about thirty seconds and you should be able to hear the fan run. If you cannot hear the fan the chances are you should call domestic refrigeration tech out.

Another thing that also makes water gather in the freezer is the freezer door seal is old and not sealing correctly.

Is the freezer working all right still?

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