Question about Roper RT18DKXKQ / RT18DKXKT Top Freezer Refrigerator
Remove the interior panels of the freezer. Then use a some thing rigid to remove the ice from the bottom of the freezer. Next use a gravy baster with BOILING HOT WATER to clear the hole in the back under the defroster. Next pull out the fridge away from the wall and remove the back cardboard panel and look for the drain tube that looks like a "J" cut off the bottom of the "J" this will help with draining. Reassmble and make sur drain hole is clear in freezzer. Next if you still have problems Find the self defroster in the freezer and CAREFULLY wrap a bare copper wire around it and stick down the drain hole to keep it clear. Then Reasssmble the freezer and you should have no problem.
Oh By the way most cooleing problems are FROM DUSTY COILS. Find your coils Either on the back or under neath the fridg. and clean them off and your compressor will last for years
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Removing the panel, thawing with a hair dryer and clearing the ice from the drain hole worked for me today. Before I replaced the panel on the back of the freezer I noticed water was standing in the drain tray. I got out my level and viola the refrigerator was not level. Once level the water seemed to drain. If the water does not drain completely from the drain tray it may build up overtime and eventually ice over the drain hole. Just a thought.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
By now you must have this fixed but for the next guy here is what I did. My model has no access from the back except for the very bottom. Remove cardboad back cover and on the left side there is a white plastic hose. Use compressor to blow air up it to remove ice and or clog. Before doing this remove all items and shelf from freezer and remove the three hex head screws from the back panel. If your drain has been clogged a while there may be some ice to break up and remove so the back panel can come off. Behind this cover you will have access to the small stainless steel drain pan. Poor hot water on it to melt ice as best you can then blow air on the hose to knock out the clog. At this time I do not know what caused the icing so if it happens again I'd appreciate someone else stepping up to explain how the drain line stays warm enough to aviod future icing.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
Tell ya what you do, take out bottom tray of freezer, Ice maker (if you have one) then take back panel off freezer. Right under the coils you'll see a drip pan. Use hot water to defrost the ice off of your drip pan till you make out the drain hole. Defrost this area as much as possible. Get in behind the back of the refregerator and take the back panel ( usually cardboard)off where you can get to the drain hose hanging right over the drain pan. Using an air compressor force air up thru the drain hose and 99% of the time you blow what ever obsticle there is out.
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
I think if you take the tray in the freezer out you can see the drain. Mine had a piece of plastic covering the hole , which kept it from draining properly. The tray is held in by two 1/4 " bolts.
Posted on Nov 06, 2007
Drain line is clogged. when the frig defrosts the water drains through a tube down to the bottom of the frig near the compressor where it evaporates away. look on the back of the unit to see if the tube runs down the back. follow it to the end. you need to blow backwards through that tube. let me know if this helps.
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
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