Question about GE ZICS360NMRH Monogram® 36" Built-In Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator (ZICS-360NMRH, ZICS 360NMRH)
I believe the drain tube is blocked. The pan below the refrigerator is dry and condensate accumulates and runs out the door. This is a built in. The equipment is above. Below is a the pan and some coils . Where is the drain tube located?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
next remove the evaporator fan cover and under the evaporator will be a silver tray with a hole in it this is the drain for the defrost systems and some times they get frozen the best way to clear them is with a eureka 350 hand held steamer you can get at Lowe's fairly cheap you can also find about 1000 other uses for it a round the house
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
Defrosters are commonly controlled by a primitive timer and this may have a 'dry' and a 'wet' (humid) climate setting that will cause the defroster to cycle generally every 12 or 24 hours.
If set wrong (by accident or on purpose), it can allow too much frost to accumulate before attempting to defrost.
This can cause a gradual buildup of ice.
Also the heating element for the freezer may have failed open so it never heats at all. The connections that need to be checked are often buried between the in- and outside walls.
The timer is probably still OK since you apparently aren't having a problem on the refrigerator side.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
The drip pan is located under the front of the frig.
open both doors, remove the panel that is across the bottom of the fridge( there are release tabs over the left and right front corner areas close to the hing sides
after removing the panel you should see a tray that slides on rails under the fridge
remove the panel and inspect to see (use a flash light)if you can see the drain tube
I believe your drain tube is freezing up somewhere inside the frig
If you can determine where this drain tube fishes up through the back inside wall of the frig
remove all of the trays and observe the back panels there should be some type of collector tray
near the frig light Some models have a hot bulb to do the defrost
I suggest that you tun frig off with both doors open take a hair dryer and blow hot air where you think the drain is located to melt any ice and look down in the drain pan to see if it starts draining
Hope this helps
Good luck ( ps cal ge customer service and give model number I bet they have a design poblem
If they do they may have a work around
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
The problem is the defrost drain trough is plugged with ice. You will have to turn off the refrigerator, remove the freezer back panel and use a baby aspirator to help you apply and remove hot water to melt the ice. Then insert the aspirator in the drain hole to blow out any thing that may have gotten lodged inside. You will hear the water draining now to the pain underneath the refrigerator. Hope that helps you, good luck!!
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
This is typical for frost-free refridgerators/freezers. In order to keep ice from buiding up on the interior walls of the freezer section, the manufacturer installs electric defrosting elements and extra "warming" elements in the outer edges of the cabinet, normally around the door openings to help mitigate any frost/ice build up and surface condensation that typically occurs on the exterior surfaces as the doors are opened and closed frequently.
These edge warmers stay very warm to keep ice and condensation from accumulating and will become VERY very warm (hot) when the fridge/freezer is in the once a day defrost cycle.
Unless you have an energy saver switch (GE trademark) inside the fridge section, which you can turn off, there is no way to disable these added elements. If you find that you're getting ice building up in the freezer, you'll need to turn off the energy saver switch to resolve that issue.
Energy Saver switch "ON" means these elements are off, while having the ES switch "OFF" means those heaters are running all the time and costing you more in energy consumption
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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