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Need help to unclog a drain on a GE Profile Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Model PFSS6PKW/PFSF6PKW. Specifically, where does the drain end? Behind the freezer & how to access it? Also found eroding t

Need help to unclog a drain on a GE Profile Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Model PFSS6PKW/PFSF6PKW. Specifically, where does the drain end? Behind the freezer & how to access it? Also the top of my drain pan underneath the coils on the inside back wall had a metallic type tape over it that has eroded. It this tape necessary? If so, where do I get more to replace it? There is also quite a bit of rust stains near the drain area & around it. What is best to clean that off? I want to do whatever possible while I have the back panel off to clean it up. I would like to clean out the area where the drain ends if someone can tell me how to access that area. Unit was making slabs of ice under the deli tray while also draining water onto the floor on both sides of fridge. Had repairman come to home for $70. Said was clogged drain which I already knew from my own research. Now attempting to unclog it myself as he was going to charge $300 more to remove the back panel to run a snake and unclog it and they weren't going to get to it for 2 more weeks. So, I have gotten the back panel off inside the fridge, located top of the drain where the hole is in middle. Steamed about 3 cups of water and used a turkey baster to feed it into the drain hole opening. I don't have a snake or tubing that would fit so I took some weed trimmer line and fed it down thru the drain about three feet length twice. Where is this drain ending? I would like to check and clean that area if I can access it? And any help on what to do about the eroding tape on the drain pan and the rust removal? Any diagrams would be helpful. I have all the original product paperwork and there were no diagrams and nothing showing a drain pan or maintenance instructions. Thank you.

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    Fix it Gal Nov 18, 2013

    No. I do not see where it comes out. I'm attaching a picture. At bottom of this photo is...the top of the drain? This is a pic from the inside of the fridge back panel. You can see the metallic tape falling apart and the rust I mentioned. Is this draining into the bottom freezer section? Is that why I'm not able to find it. Going to try to take the drawers off now to see what's behind them if that's where it goes. Was hoping not to have to pull to much more off, with the parts. I read lots of reviews about the plastic parts being very fragile on these units. Thanks!

  • Brad Brown Nov 18, 2013

    The drain pan is actually under the unit! it is part #165 on this diagram:http://www.appliancepartspros.com/unit-p...

  • Brad Brown Nov 18, 2013

    The hose that you are trying to unplug is the evaporator drain hose that goes to the bottom of the unit.

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You should be able to see where the drain tube comes out over the drain pan. Get some thin wire and run it down the tube and when it comes out in the drain pain, tie something onto it like a small piece of cloth and pull it back up through the drain tube to swab it out. The tape is no big issue, if you want to do something about the rust, there is a product that autoparts stores sell that turns rust into a hard, rigid metal. Or you can use a blow drier to make sure it is dried out and then spray rubber under coating on it.

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    Fix it Gal Nov 18, 2013

    No. I do not see where it comes out. I'm attaching a picture. At bottom of this photo is...the top of the drain? This is a pic from the inside of the fridge back panel. You can see the metallic tape falling apart and the rust I mentioned. Is this draining into the bottom freezer section? Is that why I'm not able to find it. Going to try to take the drawers off now to see what's behind them if that's where it goes. Was hoping not to have to pull to much more off, with the parts. I read lots of reviews about the plastic parts being very fragile on these units. Thanks!

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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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take a wire and run it through the drain until there is no resistance and then put hot water into it.

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Yes the drain is clogged and the water that supouse to go through became ice so it make it worse.Put hot water in the drain hole until it runs through,it'll go to an evaporative pan on top of the compresor to keep it warm and vaporize the water.

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The water can only come from 2 places, the drain is blocked or the ice maker is over filling.The temps are too good to have any other things going wrong. Let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Clean the drain pan and drain line in the back of the freezer section behind the cover underneath the evaporator coil. (hint: use turkey baster with hot water) Make sure water drains when you pour it in. If it doesn't - also clean drain tube on the back of the unit behind the cover. When done - put the tube exactly where it was.
Good luck! :)

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