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Clogged fridge drain tube

I think the drain tube on my GE model GTS201 fridge is clogged as there is often water under bottom drawers and on floor in front of fridge. Also ice on bottom of freezer compartment. Do not know where drain tube is or how to unclog it. any sugestings. Thanks

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  • joannengel Aug 22, 2008

    My GE Monogram freezer drawer has become iced up and clogged on the bottom several times over the years.  I've always been able to fix it by following the steps in solution#1: turn off, break up & remove all ice & poor hot water down tray drain until water begins to drain efficiently again...  But this time the hot water is not unclogging the drain.  Could anything else be obstructing the drain besides ice?  What next?  

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    Clogged drain tube

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Ice forms on bottom shelf of freezer compartment every two weeks or so,I think the waste drain maybe blocked but do not know for shure, if it is block and i have to remove the inside freezer back it possible on this model and .....B.. can you advise me as to how to go about it.

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    freezer drain clogged

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I have ice forming on the bottom of my freezer under the tray I think my condisate line is clogged

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Ice in freezer, water in bottom of fridge. Plugged somewhere. Can't take back off of fridge



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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.

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