Question about Freezers

1 Answer

The drain keeps stopping up

We keep having to open the drain. Water trickles in & forms inside The freezer on the bottom. We have thawed it out & used bleach & hot water down the drain plus inserted a tube down the drain to clear out anything that may be stopping it up. We get it thawed & draining properly & within two weeks it freezes up again. Is there a flaw in their design? What else can be done to prevent this from happening?

Posted by Anonymous on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Freezers Master
  • 1,035 Answers

Since there is no description of what type of freezer, I will talk generic. Most freezers have some sort of drain heater. Commercial walk-ins use them. 2 types: an insertion type that go inside the drain and another type that is wrapped around the outside of the drain and then wrapped with a foam type insulation call armaflex. hope this helps some.

Posted on Aug 11, 2017

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

the dr
  • 447 Answers

SOURCE: Up right Amana Deep Freezer

Try taking a small piece of solid copper wire strand, loop over defrost heater and extend into drain hole, this is a trick we use to help with this issue by bringing a little heat around the hole. The freezer may be manufactured by Woods Inc, a canadian appliance builder. These did have lots of problems with the water building up between the inner and outer liners, Not much you can do with these either to totally resolve this issue. Make sure the water is going into the drain pan when you pour the hot water.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

SOURCE: drain iced up in freezer

the draining pipe is block with something, you can melt the ice with a hear drier or hot water, then put a wire true the pipe and after that, test the pipe again.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

  • 109 Answers

SOURCE: Freezer forming Ice on the bottom not draining water

pour some hot water in the drain if this does not work use compressed air

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

Testimonial: "So far that worked great, we will see if it continues to drain when the freezer is back on and does it defrost cycle."

  • 308 Answers

SOURCE: Drain keep freezing up

Not sure of your model number and manufacturer, but in some freezer there is a seperate drain heater that should stay on for the complete defrost time. (the defrost heater will shut off when the evap coil reaches a certain temp, and the rest of the defrost time only the drain heater is energized.) That would be the very first place that I would start. Hope this helps

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

mgprice
  • 744 Answers

SOURCE: Ice in bottom of upright freezer -- problem with tube position?

Hello, get a short piece of electrical wire and strip the insulation off. put a bend in one end and then hang it over the heater directly above the drain making sure the wire runs into the drain about an inch. the heat from the heater will make sure the drain stays clear. Hope this helps. Mike

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Model No.ERF415M 13CT. I have ice forming underneath the bottom freezer draw, when I open the door it melts and runs out as water under the appliance.


drain is plugged up were it is normally drain to defrost the freezer completely find a place to store food in freezer for a few ours leave door of freezer open pull out all shelfs and lay a few tools down at bottom of freezer were you seen the ice build up after you have done that pull ref away from wall take back of bottom look fro drain pan with a turkey baster send water thru back of freezer inside if water still flows back out into freezer drain tube is still clogged use warm water when doing this if you see drain pan full of water use a shop vac that can deal with water suck out water send water again water should go strait to drain pan if still flows out may have to remove drain tube

Aug 23, 2011 | Daewoo Freezers

3 Answers

Ice buildup in bottom of freezer--puddle of water on floor


this sounds like your freezer is operating properly, except that the drainage of the water when going through the defrosting mode is not draining properly, pooling on the bottom of the freezer and then freezing. Check the drainage hose for the defrost in the lower pan. I would remove everything, place in ice chest, let the unit completely thaw out and then inspect. I hope this is beneficial.

Aug 05, 2009 | Freezers

1 Answer

Water freezing in bottom of freezer. freezer is 10 years old.


The defrost drain outlet is stopped up and freezing over.
Remove the bottom basket.
Turn the freezer off.
Look in the center of the freezer just below the cooling coils in the bottom of the freezer.
You will see a water drain trough.
It will be full of ice.
Use a hair dryer to thaw the ice and remove it.
The drain will become exposed.
It must be thawed also,so that you can pour water through it and the water goes all the way to the drain pan underneath.

Sep 18, 2010 | Whirlpool Freezers

1 Answer

We have a GE 20.3 cu. ft. upright frost free freezer that keeps forming a layer of ice on the bottom, which we assume is happening when it is defrosting. How do we unclog the drain?


I let the ice box thaw out and use a shop vac to open the drain hole. You can find the end of the drain hose above the compressor drain pan.

May 28, 2010 | Freezers

1 Answer

Freezer model EV171NYMS04 we have ice build up on


There is a drain the back of the freezer that is frozen. Your trickle of water comes from the ice that melts off of the refrigeration coils during the defrost cycle. You need to turn off the freezer, then remove the rear cover from the back wall to expose the coils. With a hair dryer, melt all of the ice. You will find a drain under the coils. Melts all of the ice in this drain so water can get out of the freezer. When this drain is clear, you can put everything back together, and your freezer should work normally.

Mar 12, 2010 | Whirlpool 19.6 cu. ft. Upright Freezer...

1 Answer

Freezer forming Ice on the bottom not draining water


pour some hot water in the drain if this does not work use compressed air

Aug 23, 2009 | Frigidaire 20.3 Cu. Ft. Frost-Free Upright...

1 Answer

Sheet of ice forms in bottom of freezer


Frost free fidges are supposed to stay frost free because the automatically defrost regularly. When they do this they may drain water down to the bottom of your fridge. Look for a tray that catches this water underneath the unit. Make sure yo keep it emptied. If you live in a very warm climate you may be getting a lot of humidity inside. There may be a switch that you can change for lower moisture.

Jul 01, 2009 | Freezers

1 Answer

Layer of water on bottom of freezer,causing problem opening bottom drawer, having to use hair dryer to thaw.


If it is a frostless your drain tube is plugged. The water cannot go through the whole to the drip pan so it flows over into the freezer. Unplug the freezer and leave the door open all day to thaw. Or take the back wall out of the freezer and unthaw the drain tube with hot water and a hair dryer.

Nov 17, 2008 | Freezers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Freezers Logo

Related Topics:

112 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Freezers Experts

Dennis Boxerman

Level 3 Expert

1035 Answers

AJMAL KHAN

Level 2 Expert

382 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Are you a Freezer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...