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I have a Monogram ZISS48DMASS. Condensate water builds up in the bottom of the refrigerator side. It appears that the drain get frozen or is plugged up. I agree that it is a pain in the **** to get to. What is the little gizmo on the end of the drain hose? Should I clear it out thru there or remove the panel under the evaporator? How do you remove the gizmo at the end of the drain tube? Thanks, Bill Pompa

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  • wpompa Jul 28, 2009

    Before I can pour water in the drain line I need to get the gizmo off the end of the drain hose. What is it for? Does it just pull off? I haven't been able to find it on a parts diagram.



    Thanks



  • wpompa Jul 29, 2009

    Thanks for explaining what the hose end gizmo is.
    I will remove it and use the CLR.
    Thanks

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Give it a good cleaning and leave the end on there, it's supposed to be there. Give it a dose of CLR do remove calcium build up. The water comes from the defrost cycle on the fridge.

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    Craig Butler Jul 28, 2009

    It is blocking element in the end of the
    drain hose inserted to prevent outside air from being introduced into
    the drain hose which would let warm air up to the evaporator coil. It's kind of a one way valve to let the water out and keep the warm air in.


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    Craig Butler Jul 28, 2009

    You should be able to pull it out of the hose.

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Hi

You can often clear this drain by pouring a small amount of warm water into it. This will clear any ice and help to open any contraction that has occurred in the drain under cold temperatures. Another effective method is to use something flexible like a drinking straw to clear the drain. There should be no need to dissassemble the drain itself.

Condensation is often caused by high humidity or leaving the door open on the fridge. If you find that condensation persists after clearing the drain its important to chech that the door seal is in good condition as these are often at fault and can leak resulting in a build up of condensation. A new door seal can usually be bought for around $20.

Hope this helps. Please do rate my answer. Many Thanks

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