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Water leaking from overflow tube

I have a GE GSL22JFTA side by side refrigerator. I was having a problem with water (ice) building up in the bottom of the freezer. I removed the inside back panel, and defrosted the coils. That fixed that. Now the overflow tube on the bottom backside of the unit is leaking on my floor. It is going to ruin my floor. Any suggestions...PLEASE!

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  • wirefire May 12, 2009

    It actually seems to be dripping from the end of the hose. Could it be when I defrosted the fridge that the overflow filled and now any additional overflow is causing it to drain onto the floor?

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Pour warm water and baking soda down drain and look for cracks in tube.

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    Robert Moller May 12, 2009

    Yes, but follow through with the flushing as it will keep the drain clear. Also if you can wrap a piece of wire around the bottom of the defrost heater and let it hang down the drain tube this will prevent freeze ups.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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These will help.

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Refrigerators with a defrost cycle drain the melted water from the evaporator coils through a tube or a hole into a drip pan underneath the refrigerator. The water usually evaporates, but most times the pan is removable and can be drained. If this path of water is blocked at any point because the drain hole or tube is crimped or clotted with anything, it will back up inside the refrigerator area and try to find a way out, usually under the crisper drawers. To fix this, clear the obstruction in the drain tube. The drain pan at the bottom of the refrigerator can overflow or get old, crack, and develop a leak. Other times, mold can grow in the drain tube and clog it. Most refrigerators have an ice and/or water system built into them. This means that you have a waterline attached to the back of your refrigerator and it comes out as ice or cold water. Anywhere that water travels through the refrigerator and freezer can turn into a leak. To find the leak, you need to follow the tubes that carry the water through the appliance and make sure that all connections are tight.
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2) this is the most prabable cause with the abense of ice build except at the bottom around the lowest drawer and that is the defrost drain is blocked,the drain can be found at the very bottom of the rear panel of the freezer and is blocked so instead of the defrost water draining it is pooling at the bottom then running out all over the floor
to clear the drain push a wire hanger through the tube till a small hole opens then flush it with hot water

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Hi Sandy, I can assist you.

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