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LG lfx25971 defrost drain issues

Hi, I need to know how to remove the rear inside panel on the back wall of the freezer to get to the defrost drain. Please advise. Thanks.

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Droken water line inside fridge line

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Take off the back panel and cut the insullation as in the photo and this will never happen again. What happens is the water gets trapped and then ice forms and builds up and causes the blockage.

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SOURCE: Ice in freezer compartment

Check to see if your drain tube is clear. Sometimes it freezes up at the base of the rear cover in these bottom freezers. Causing an ice dam.

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first you have to remove all shelves in the freezer,then remove all screws in the interior rear panel. In some cases you'll have to remove a couple of shelf tabe located on the side wall. Once tha panel is removed,the fan will be in plain sight. The blade is usually aboue 4-5 inches in diameter and is attached to a small motor with 2 wires and a green grounding wire. Note: you might want to check why it's making noise. Is there ice built up around the blades?Are you getting too much moisture entering the box thru faulty door gaskets?

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SOURCE: There is water pooling and

defrost is OK, but you need to be sure you defrost the water drain outlet !
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Ice forms on all of back wall

If ice is forming on the rear wall of freezer I would think that your refrigerator is not defrosting and temperatures inside the fresh food compartment will be rising soon. If ice is flowing from the base of freezer I would believe that your defrost drain is blocked and will need cleaned out. In this case I believe that most likely reason is the Click Here=> WR51X10055 Defrost Heater Assembly


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If this is the possible problem manually defrosting the evaporator coils with a hair dryer will be needed to keep food fresh and also be able to see the parts once the rear panel of freezer is removed. Unplug and remove the rear panel of freezer to expose the frosted over coils. The defrost heater and defrost thermostat are labled 230 and 240 in this photo here=> PSW26PSSBSS Freezer Components If I missed anything please let me know and should you have questions I will also be here to answer them for you, Thanks Sea Breeze
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Hello, click this link you would first remove the rear panel on the inside rear floor of the freezer. Once you removed this panel this would give you access to the evaporator coil. Located above the evaporator coil is the evaporator fan which has a small motor on it. Also if you noticed you had any ice build up on the evaporator coil this is termed as a defrost issue. You would need a mulitmeter and to perform a continuity test on the defrost thermostat and the defrost heater and if both of those showed continuity then you would test the defrost timer. Usually the evaporator coil is found behind the vertical rear wall but on some from viewing the positioning of the coil it looks like it is under the floor panel inside the freezer click this link
35 is the defrost thermostat and 32 is the heater. From the sound of what you have described with the water issue you may have ice covering the drain line which is located under the evaporator coil. Any ice build up on the coil or below it you would have to defrost with a hair dryer. Usually if I find a customer has a drain freeze up issue I would also if the heater tested positive before I put the unit back together I would wrap a piece of silver solder wire around the heater and point that down the drain hole this way there would be no further freeze up. Most of the time that I do have to fix this issue 85% of the time it is due to the defrost thermostat. If your fan is also not working then the cold air is not able to go into the refrigerator. The freezer is the only area in a refrigerator that produces cold. If you have any further questions message me back. Thanks Rick

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Hello Fred,
I dont know if it is top freezer or side by side,so here are tips i wrote about each type leaking

That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer or in some case espically on models with the freezer on the top,the water is leaking from the freezer vents into the fresh food compartment.
The way to clear the drain is remove back plate and remove all ice build up and GENTLY make a small hole in drain through then totally flush w/warm water.
The exact location of drain is under the coil behind back freezer plate in the center


The water is from the melted frost of the defrost cycle. The drain at the bottom of the back wall of the freezer is blocked so instead of the water draining into the pan where it will evaperate,it's pooling on the freezer floor and freezing, in many case when the floor indent is full the water will leak onto the floor.By pulling the refrigerator out from the wall,there will be a tube behind the service panel on the right side when looking at it from the rear,that tube can be removed and cleared,then clear the nozzle it connects to inside the freezer.

I hope this helps you to stop the leak,

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The water is from the defrost cycle thawing the evaporator coil.
The defrost drain line in the freezer is frozen over with ice and the defrost water is not draining.
Turn off the power and remove the rear freezer panel and the freezer bottom panel.
Use a hair dryer to defrost the ice at the drain hole in the center of the drain trough underneath the coil in the back of the freezer.
This will take some time to do because the process will be slow.

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The defrost drain inside the freezer , behind the back wall , is frozen . Remove the food , then remove the rear freezer panel , If you have an icemaker , it too , will have to be removed . Use a hair dryer to melt the ice layer below the coils . Once you see the drain hole , defrost the hole , hot water helps sometimes . Once the hole is defrosted , use a small tube inserted into the hole and blow thru it to clear any debris inside . Reinstall removed parts and problem solved . Easy repair .

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Remove the food from the freezer . Remove the rear freezer panel , inside the freezer . At the base in the rear , use a hair dryer and defrost (you'll see a drain hole possibly in the middle of the drain ) . Defrost drain hole until hot water can be poured and go thru the hole . I use a small hose to blow thru the drain hole to remove any debris which could have accumulated inside the drain line .

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I keep getting water in the refigerator. Everything works fine, but the water just drips and drips


Most times this is a plugged defrost drain system. The defrost heater in the freezer section melts the frost and changes it to water, this water is suppose to flow down a drain system. If this drain system is restricted or plugged the water will leak inside the refrigerator. The drain system starts in the freezer section with a tray built under the evaporator coil. The water is funneled through a small hose into a cup in the top middle of the fresh food section ( not on all models, but this is the most common way ), from there, the water is directed out the back wall to a drain hose that runs down the back of the refrigerator into a condensing tray. The heat created under the fridge makes the water evaporate and disappear. Some of the cups ( in the top back of the fresh food section ) can be removed for cleaning. A turkey baster can be used to help clean out the drain system. Fill the baster with hot water and "blast" it into the drain hose to help flush it out. A piece of wire or pipe cleaner can also be pushed into the drain hoses to help clean then out. On a S x S style of fridge the drain system is in the bottom back of the freezer section and often you will have to remove the evaporator cover to access the drain hole. You can clean this out in the same manner as previously mentioned, but because of the water leaking into the freezer instead of the fresh food section you will have to remove the ice build up to clean out the drain system. For some reason Whirlpool has found a need to "hide" the drain hose inside the walls now ( Whirlpool makes many of the Kenmore branded refrigerators ) on there top freezer refrigerators. This makes accessing the drain hose to flush it out more difficult, no cup inside the fresh food section, no hose down the outside back wall and the only access is inside the freezer section behind the back false wall and under the evaporator coils.

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Hi, The defrost drain is plugged. UNPLUG the refrigerator. Remove the rear inside panel in the freezer section and locates the drain hole below the evaporator coils. You will have to melt the ice in the drain hole and flush it out with hot water.
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Hi, Check in the back rear of the freezer and se if you have ice built up. MOST cases the defrost drain gets plugged behind the rear freezer wall under the evaporator.
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You need to defrost it and remove rear panel in freezer compartment.After you defrost it pour hot water in the hole in the center rear area of freezer to make sure it is draining good.After that take down model# from the inside of fridge on the side .You will need a defrost timer You can use the model number and and your local parts depot will order it acourding to the model.80% of the time the fridge is iced up that is what is causing it;Hope i helped:) Let me know if there are anymore thing you want to know before you try

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