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Tube that drains water from freezer is clogged with styrofoam from insulation. The drain tube cannot be removed so that it can be cleared. Water collects in fridge and it doesn't keep food cold.

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You should open the evaparator and from the compressor compartment use a cable from the drainge pipe to reach the evaporator by doing this you can clear the inside of the drainage tube.

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The drain hole is blocked, so water is not drain and getting freezed, and then melting and it leaks.--------the drain is stopped up ,, remove the inside back panel inside the freezer and pour hot water into the troft under the coil in the back and flush the drain ,, once water runs though the drain hole then put the panel back in and it will be fine.
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The drain tube is located below the pan below the fins at the rear of your freezer. The drain tube has a trap (s-shaped curve) to prevent air flow out of the freezer. The problem is that water gets in this tube and freezes. You can take the sheet metal cover off the back, get a turkey baster and flexible tube, and continuously flush hot water.this will clear the clog.--------- Thanks.

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YOU PROBABLY HAVE A CLOGGED DRAIN HOSE.
REMOVE THE COVER BY REMOVING THE SCREWS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE UNIT(FAN DECK) PULL TOWARD THE FRONT AND YOU WILL SEE BLUE INSULATION, REMOVE THE TOP PEACE AND THE SIDE PEACE OF BLUE INSULATION ON THE RIGHT, LOOK INSIDE AND THERE WILL BE A DRAIN PAN, CONECTED TO THAT DRAIN PAN IS A WHITE PLASTIC DRAIN TUBE, USE A SHOP VAC TO **** OUT ALL THE WATER, CLEAN THE DRAIN PAN AND UNCLUG THE DRAIN TUBE, I WOULD RECOMMEND A SHOP VAC TO DRAIN THE WATER OUT AND TO BLOW AIR INTO THE DRAIN TUBE TO CLEAR ANY MATERIAL CLOGGING THE DRAIN TUBE.

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There is a hole in the bottom rear of the freezer of my side by side full of water and the over flow is frozen all across the bottom and it leaks onto the floor


How To Clear the Drain Tube Before clearing the drain tube, unplug the refrigerator or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard. Your refrigerator has a drain that leads to the exterior drain pan beneath the refrigerator. Occasionally this drain can become clogged resulting in standing water inside your refrigerator. A similar drain exists in the freezer, which when clogged results in ice build up on the floor of the freezer.
The drain is located either on the floor of the refrigerator, beneath the vegetable crisper, or in the wall behind a drain funnel.
Clear the drain by forcing a solution of water and bleach or water and baking soda into it with a basting syringe. If the solution will not flow through, slide a length of 1/4 inch or smaller flexible tubing into the drain tube to push the clog through to the drain pan. Remove the tubing after clearing the clog.

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Water collecting in bottom of refrigerator side under meat keeper. Wards model no. HMG 2290


Check to see if your ice maker is not leaking water. Otherwise, the problem might be a clogged drain in the freezer. Need to remove the back cover in the freezer to check that the drain is clear. If it is clogged, try removing any blockage that you see and push wire down the drain tube to clear any blockage in the tube.

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Water drain tube is plugged, leaks inside the frig


Water accumulating on the ceiling of the refrigerator is usually caused by a clogged drain in the freezer section beneath the evaporator. The clogged drain will cause water from the self defrost cycle to leak into the divider between the freezer and refrigerator. This water may then freeze and cause condensation build-up on the refrigerator ceiling. The solution to this problem begins with unclogging the drain. It may also be necessary to remove the entire freezer/refrigerator divider to thoroughly dry the insulation in the divider. Occasionally the insulation needs to be replaced to prevent a recurrence of the problem.

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Water draining into bottom of freezer and freezing.


Your freezer has a drain that leads to the exterior drain pan beneath the unit. Occasionally this drain can become clogged resulting in standing water inside your freezer,due to line freeze over. In the freezer, standing water will become ice and may result in defrost problems or inadequate coldness.

You will need to Clear the drain by forcing a solution of water and bleach or water and baking soda into the drain line with a basting syringe. If the solution will not flow through, slide a length of ¼ inch flexible tubing into the drain tube to push the clog through to the drain pan. Remove the tubing after clearing the clog. This will correct the issue.

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Water is accumulating in the bottom freezer and freezing...I continually have to chisel it out. We have tried defrosting it but have the same problem a few days later.


Hi.This will normally be caused by a clogged drainage hose or plug. There is a drain leading out of the freezer and another from the refrigerator. In top freezer models, the freezer may drain the water onto the back wall. It actually runs down the wall to the refrigerator floor drain. In other cases, there may be a drain tube leading out the freezer. The refrigerator drain is either located on the floor of the refrigerator, beneath the vegetable crisper, or in the wall behind a drain funnel. In side-by-side models, the freezer and refrigerator will probably each have an outlet to the drain pan under the appliance.

Clear the drain by forcing a solution of water and bleach or water and baking soda into it with a basting syringe. If the solution will not flow through, slide a length of ¼ inch flexible tubing into the drain tube to push the clog through to the drain pan. Remove the tubing after clearing the clog.

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Water leak from Styrofoam insert of Kenmore 79202


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. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

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The drain is behind the back panel in the freezer at the bottom. Sounds like it is frozen over which is pretty common. Will need to remove panel and thaw out drain by running hot water down. You can use a putty knife to break up ice first. Make sure you get all ice around the drain above and below the thin aluminum tray at the bottom. After the drain is free don't be alarmed if you get some water on the floor because the drain pan may not hold all of the water you ran down the drain. Not anything you can do to prevent this on this model.

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