Question about Viking DDBB363 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
My wife noticed a small amount of water on the floor. I removed the freezer drawer, and saw that the bottom of the freezer was covered with about 1/4" of ice. I removed the back panel. There was a strip of ice about 1/2" thick, right up to the evaporator fins. The evaporator was fine - no ice or frost. Then I used a hair dryer, and removed the ice.
I poured some hot water down the condensate drain, and it works OK. I disconnected and tested the evaporator fan - it works OK. So what could be the problem?
Make sure the water goes down the drain quickly. If the drain is a little clogged it may not be draining fast enough, letting it freeze before it drains. I use compressed air at a low psi to clear the drain from the freezer compartment. Does the refrig have an ice maker?? If the water is spilling over the fill tube behind the freezer panel it will also ice over the drain. Also sometimes drains just ice up for no apparent reason. I deice them and then they work fine. You can also take a piece of romex wire (the solid copper strand type) use the ground wire (bare copper) or strip the insulation off the black or white wires and loop the wire over the defrost heater and down into the drain hole. This will help any ice that builds up around the drain to melt in the defrost cycles. Let me know how it turns out.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
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