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Water is draining from the evaporator pan out the front of the freezer. I unclugged the drain underneath. Is there anything else I should do for prevention?

The water does not drain out of the evaporator pan. It freezes up and then water runs out the front of the freezer. I unclugged the drain under the pan. Is there anything else I can do?

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  • shighley Apr 20, 2009

    Model numebr is jenn-Air jcb2389grs

  • shighley Apr 20, 2009

    The model number is Jenn-Air JCB2389GRS.

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Hi

Most/many times this is a clogged up or restricted defrost drain system, but once in a while the drain system has been cleaned and everything appears to be good but you still get ice in the defrost drip tray and such and the drain freezes over. Check for a solid ground wire wrap around the defrost heater and the other end stuck in drain hole. Avoid letting the wire to touch the plastic side of the hole.

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Also there are defrost drain kits available for certain manufacturers.

Please tell me the model number of your Refrigerator so that i can provide you with model specific information.

Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

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Rylee

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Apr 20, 2009




    If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.







    Please see the picture and check out the drain tube or channel. Also, check for a solid ground wire wrap around the defrost heater and the other end stuck in drain hole. Avoid letting the wire to touch the plastic side of the hole.



    Also check out the water fill lines as they can crack and leak as well, this is fairly common with the plastic lines as they can dry out and crack.



    Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

    Thanks
    Rylee

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Apr 20, 2009

    Also check for water leaks from the valves and replacxe the valve if necessary. Check to make sure the water tubes are attached properly and are fastened tightly.



    Inspect for holes or cracksin defrost drain pan, and replace the pan if necessary.



    Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.

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    Rylee

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