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Water leaking onto the floor from freezer drain...

I have been noticing that water is accumulating on the kitchen floor in front of the freezer door. I removed the trays in the freezer and can see that water is completely filling the drain hole. This is causing the water backing up onto the floor from the overflow drain. How do I take care of this? I This is a GE side by side model # TFX25JRBAWW. Thanks!

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Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. .

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