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Where is the drain tube for freezer located? How do you access it?

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The drain tube in any refrigerator is located right below the tray inside the evaporation compartment. A tray below the coils is made so that it funnels out the water. A hole is in the lowest portion of the tray. Junk gets into the tray and blocks the water from draining and so it backs up and flows down to bottom of the frig.
To fix the problem ya gotta remove the service panel and unblock the drain. If ice is blocking the hole you can sometimes run a copper wire down in the hole attached to the defrost heater which is a neat trick. If you would love a service manual I have numerous oneswhich are easy to access at: appliancejunkgoogledrive.

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The drain is behind the back panel in the freezer at the bottom. Sounds like it is frozen over which is pretty common. Will need to remove panel and thaw out drain by running hot water down. You can use a putty knife to break up ice first. Make sure you get all ice around the drain above and below the thin aluminum tray at the bottom. After the drain is free don't be alarmed if you get some water on the floor because the drain pan may not hold all of the water you ran down the drain. Not anything you can do to prevent this on this model.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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In the back of the fridge way down low on the very bottom you will see the tube. If you think it is clogged. Take a spray bottle filled with very hot water and just a cap full of bleach. Spray it on the drain hole and this will rsolve your blockage issue

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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).

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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Take a spray bottle with VERY hot water and spray it down the drain line

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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Hi,
Yes you can get to it from the inside. There should be screws in the back towards the bottom of the freezer that wiil let you remove the bottom of the freezer compartment. Under tere you will see the drain hole and the freezer coils, alond with the defrost coil.

Then checkout this tip to help you make it so the hole won't freeze shut again...


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If water leaks inside your refrigerator
(and it WILL, at some point) you can fix
it yourself. My 26 year old fridge was leaking
and I fixed it completely. It is a Kenmore
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In the good old models, one had to defrost the
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In the recent models, the fridge defrosts automatically,
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down a long drain tube into a pan located at the bottom of
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Now the drain tube can get clogged, by food debris and/or
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The drain tube is located behind the fridge, which is pretty
easy to take it out and clean. However usually the clog is
not in the long tube but in the connector assembly located
in the backside of the fridge that leads to the long drain tube.

To get to the connector assembly, you need to unscrew and
take out the back panel of the freezer compartment. You would
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Next unscrew and open the thermostat control assembly located
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drain hole is supposed to drain. Pull out the tray cup, and if clogged,
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To check if the drain works ok, pour some water on the tray
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Needless to say, use a vacuum cleaner with a long suction tube to clean
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Hello,

If water leaks inside your refrigerator
(and it WILL, at some point) you can fix
it yourself.

In the good old models, one had to defrost the
fridge every few months manually.

In the recent models, the fridge defrosts automatically,
once or twice a day, and the water is supposed to drain
down a long drain tube into a pan located at the bottom of
the fridge. This collected water in the pan evaporates
by the heat under the fridge.

Now the drain tube can get clogged, by food debris and/or
ice. Thus when the water cannot drip through the drain tube
the water drips inside the fridge.

The drain tube is located behind the fridge, which is pretty
easy to take it out and clean. However usually the clog is
not in the long tube but in the connector assembly located
in the backside of the fridge that leads to the long drain tube.

To get to the connector assemble, you need to unscrew and
take out the back panel of the freezer compartment. You would
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with ice, let it melt off. To speed up melting, you may blow
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Next unscrew and open the thermostat control assembly located
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Hello,

In the recent models, the fridge defrosts automatically,
once or twice a day, and the water is supposed to drain
down a long drain tube into a pan located at the bottom of
the fridge. This collected water in the pan evaporates
by the heat under the fridge.

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take out the back panel of the freezer compartment. You would
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Use a turkey baster to flush HOT water into the tube to clear any obstruction. The water squirted into the tube should end up in the defrost drain pan.

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Put the cup back on and make sure it is all the way on or in the tube.

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The defrost drain pan is located at the bottom of the freezer compartment behind the back wall of the freezer. On some models, the pan is accessible without removing the back panel and others are not. After you get to the defrost drain pan use a hair dryer to melt the ice from the pan.

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