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How do I obtain access to the drain tube on my Frigidaire Freezer model FFU20F9G?

Need to know if I need to remove the bottom inside freezer floor to gain access to the drain tube.

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Good Morning Shirley, thanks for your post!

From the information you have provided you need to access the drain tube on your Frigidaire freezer. The drain tube is located in the rear wall of your freezer. In order to do so you would need to disassemble your freezer and this is not a simple DIY job. I would recommend that you consult with a professional technician for proper disassembly and reassembly. This will help you avoid any future issues. -Matt

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SOURCE: clogged fridge drain tube

The drain is behind the back panel in the freezer at the bottom. Sounds like it is frozen over which is pretty common. Will need to remove panel and thaw out drain by running hot water down. You can use a putty knife to break up ice first. Make sure you get all ice around the drain above and below the thin aluminum tray at the bottom. After the drain is free don't be alarmed if you get some water on the floor because the drain pan may not hold all of the water you ran down the drain. Not anything you can do to prevent this on this model.

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SOURCE: Ice build-up in freezer - Kenmore Model C978-66795-2

don't know this appliance but for guidence:
some appliances have the evaporator in a compartment at the top of the freezer and the drain comes out of the back and runs externally to the drip tray. there should be a grill in the compartment so just peer into it and see if there is ice build up.
wherabouts is the freezer ice forming?

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SOURCE: Frost inside and ice on floor of freezer

The water can only come from 2 places, the drain is blocked or the ice maker is over filling.The temps are too good to have any other things going wrong. Let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: Defrost Drain clogged

Take a spray bottle with VERY hot water and spray it down the drain line

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SOURCE: I have a Amana Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Model

You have to remove the bottom drawer, remove one of the drawer slider mounts on the freezer wall, and remove the rear panel. If yours has an ice maker you will have to disconnect it and remove it also. Unplug it so the water valve does not dump water on you while you are working inside.

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Hello Shirley, thank you for you post!

I understand that your Frigidaire freezer is leaking water onto the bottom panel of your freezer. This could be a possible clog within your drain line or an issue with your gasket. I would recommend performing a manual defrost on your freezer and you can do that by disconnecting power from your freezer for at least four to five hours. This will help clear out any clogs within your freezer.

You may also want to test your gasket and you can do that by using a dollar bill. Place the bill between your freezer and the freezer door. If you pull the bill and it provides resistance the gasket is good. If the bill slides out you may need to replace the gasket. It that all checks out to be in proper working order I noticed you wanted to access the drain tube. In order to access the tube you would have to remove the rear panel wall. This is not a simple DIY job and I would recommend reaching out to a professional for proper diagnosis and repair. I hope this information is helpful to you. -Matt

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The drain is behind the back panel in the freezer at the bottom. Sounds like it is frozen over which is pretty common. Will need to remove panel and thaw out drain by running hot water down. You can use a putty knife to break up ice first. Make sure you get all ice around the drain above and below the thin aluminum tray at the bottom. After the drain is free don't be alarmed if you get some water on the floor because the drain pan may not hold all of the water you ran down the drain. Not anything you can do to prevent this on this model.

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