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The defrost tube is stopped up, but how do you get into it to unstop it?

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Sometimes what causes this is a obstruction in the drain line. It may be draining, but not fast enough. the water could still be backed up enough to freeze after the defrost cycle. I would clean the line out with compressed air, or flushing water down it. If there is no progress with this, then you can get a drain line defrost heater. they come in all sizes, voltage, and Watts. You should be able to wire it directly into the defrost circuit

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SOURCE: moon roof leaking tube in corner stopped up.

If you can access the top side of the tube without removing the moon roof, you can take an air compressor hose with a rubber nozzle, jam the tip in the hose and blast it with quick bursts of air. To insure that you got the blockage out, pour some water in that area and watch around the wheel well for the water to flow out.

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SOURCE: the defrost drain is stopped

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The defrost drain is stopped up. how do you unstop it?


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Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

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Water is collecting in the bottom of the refrigerator below the drawers. Water was also in the lunch meat drawer.


Your freezer defrost coils are probably frozen. Or the drain tube is plugged. Remove the rear panel from the freezer and defrost the defrost coils if necessary. Make sure that the drain tube underneath the coils is not plugged with ice or other foreign matter. You may have to thaw out the tube. If you don't make sure that the tube is clear, excess condensate will continue to drain into the fridge. Good luck!

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Moon roof leaking tube in corner stopped up.


If you can access the top side of the tube without removing the moon roof, you can take an air compressor hose with a rubber nozzle, jam the tip in the hose and blast it with quick bursts of air. To insure that you got the blockage out, pour some water in that area and watch around the wheel well for the water to flow out.

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Remove the freezer back wall and lower panel. Remove the visible ice. Use a hair dryer to defrost the drain hole in the rear trough.

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Condensate Leaking


sounds like a stopped up drain tube. probably will need to take to repair facility so they can use compressed air in drain tube to unstop it. Hope this helps.

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REFRIGERATOR dRAIN stopped up


SOME REFRIGERATORS HAVE A CUP IN THE BACK OF THE FRESH FOOD COMPARTMENT THAT CATCHES THE WATER AS IT COMES FROM THE FREEZER AND SENDS IT DOWN THE DRAIN TUBE INTO THE DRAIN PAN. IF THE DRAIN TUBE OR CUP GETS A RESTRICTION IN IT, IT WILL OVERFLOW AND BRING WATER INTO THE REFRIGERATOR. CHECK THE CUP AND DRAIN TUBE FOR RESTRICTION.

SOME REFRIGERATORS HAVE THE DRAIN TUBE BUILTIN TO THE WALLS OF THE REFRIGERATOR, BUT THE HOLE IN THE FREEZER IS SMALL AND FREEZES OVER. WHEN THE DEFROST CYCLE COMES ON, THERE IS A BUILDUP OF ICE THAT CAUSES THE WATER TO FALL DOWN THROUGH THE AIR DUCT INTO THE FRESH FOOD COMPARTMENT. YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THE BACK WALL OF THE FREEZER AND SEE IF AN ICE BUILDUP UNDER THE COILS IS PRESENT. THEN, REMOVE THE ICE, CLEAR THE DRAIN HOLE, AND SEE IF WATER WILL PASS THROUGH THE DRAIN. A FIX TO PREVENT FREEZEOVER FROM REOCCURING, IS TAKE A PIECE OF BARE COPPER WIRE AND WRAP AROUND THE DEFROST HEATER AND PASS IT DOWN THE DRAIN HOLE (ABOUT FIVE INCHES WILL DO).
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Freezing drain tube


Sometimes what causes this is a obstruction in the drain line. It may be draining, but not fast enough. the water could still be backed up enough to freeze after the defrost cycle. I would clean the line out with compressed air, or flushing water down it. If there is no progress with this, then you can get a drain line defrost heater. they come in all sizes, voltage, and Watts. You should be able to wire it directly into the defrost circuit

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