Question about GE GDS18LBR Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
The coils are defrosting but the water is freezing at the top of the drain and blocking the drain.
It is a normal problem with all refr. there is a drain tube at the rear of the unit the has a "drain loop" it gets plugged after a few years. try and remove the tube from the clamp, and run water thru it to clear the blockage. you will also need to remove the ice from under the freezer coil after you clear the tube. after that the regular defrost cycle will take over and work properly.
Posted on Dec 31, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Defrosters are commonly controlled by a primitive timer and this may have a 'dry' and a 'wet' (humid) climate setting that will cause the defroster to cycle generally every 12 or 24 hours.
If set wrong (by accident or on purpose), it can allow too much frost to accumulate before attempting to defrost.
This can cause a gradual buildup of ice.
Also the heating element for the freezer may have failed open so it never heats at all. The connections that need to be checked are often buried between the in- and outside walls.
The timer is probably still OK since you apparently aren't having a problem on the refrigerator side.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
Yes, you are correct, that is a drain. Use a turkey baster with hot (not boiling) water to flush out the drain tube until water will flow out into the drain pan under the refrig. (where the air blown over it will cause it to evaporate)
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Remove the freezer bins and shelves.
Remove the rear freezer panel.
The drain is on the bottom center of the freezer after the rear panel is removed.
Posted on May 25, 2009
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