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Drain Hose Clogged

I have a Frigidaire Frost Proof Side-by-Side Refrigerator.  I have been informed by a technician that the drain hose is clogged.  How do I unclog it?  (We know we had a problem because we have water leaking from from the freezer from time to time.)  Will a simple defrost solve the problem?

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Re: Drain Hose Clogged

You need to blow the drain line out with either air or the co2 cartridge kit made for blowing the drain lines out.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

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