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Water running out the bottom of the GE TFX22JA Freezer section

The freezer fan works, the food stays frozen, but I noticed thick ice accumulating at the very bottom of the freezer section every 2-3 days and then water leaks out the bottom of the freezer door.

There appears to be a drain hole below the condenser at the rear of the freezer, but how do I determine whether it is plugged and where does it drain to?

Is the thermostat or the defroster broken? I'm good at disassembling things if someone can help me diagnose the part to replace. Many thanks!

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Time for a new thermostat and a new timer
also your vents are probably iced over
defrost and try again

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When you manually defrost, you must ensure that this pipe is clear, otherwise the auto-defrost won't work, and you may have to defrost manually again within days.

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Check how much of the pipe is blocked by gentle probing with a pencil: the aluminium tray is about 105mm above the bottom of the stub. This measurement is important…

When the pipe is clear, there may still be too much ice in the aluminium tray above (not sure how much is 'too much') if you only created a narrow 'chimney' though the block of ice (likely to get blocked again). You need to widen that chimney by melting more of the ice in the aluminium tray. I use a simple steam nozzle made from an old-fashioned Bic pen with a couple of 1mm holes drilled just below the coloured bung at the end. This directs steam onto the walls of the 'chimney' rather than upwards.

There's no point steaming the walls of the plastic 'stub' pipe, so only use the home-made nozzle when your probe reaches 105mm (i.e. when you have melted all the ice in the plastic stub tube but before your 'chimney' has broken through the block of ice in the aluminium tray). If you judge this right, you'll melt almost all of the ice under a still-frozen top surface: no steam will get into the freezer and your food will stay frozen. With a probe it will be clear when you've broken through the top surface of the ice. When you have done so, it's time to look inside the freezer to see how well you have cleared the aluminium tray.

It's perfectly feasible to get all this done in 30 minutes.

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