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I have a Westighouse RP342 Refrigerator. When it defrosts instead of water going down the drain pipe to the collection at back of fridge it is running out along the lower edge of the channel below the tray inside the fridge which means there is a pool of water at bottom of fridge each time it defrosts. I have made sure there is no obstruction in the drain but has not helped?

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  • bg58686 Sep 27, 2009

    Have cleared tube again and seems to be lots less
    water (only a few drips) when it defrosts so will give it another go and hopefully that will do the trick. Thanks for your help. Bev

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When you cleaned the drain did you make sure the whole thing was open there is a drain tube between the freezer and the fridge that drains into a cup between fridge and the back wall which has a drain tube and then the tube that runs through the cabinet to the pan under the fridge or on top of the compressor.
 Use a turkey baster to flush out the tube running through the back wall of the cabinet.
If the tube runs all the way through to the outside of the cabinet in the back it will have a air hole in the top of the rubber grommet that can get clogged.make sure that is cleared.
 If the water is otherwise making it's way into a place it wouldn't normally have access to then you may have to use silicone to close up those areas. 

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When the freezer automatically defrosts, water from the melted ice collects into a tray behind the back panel of the freezer. There is a drain in this tray, and the drain empties into a pvc tube that carries the water down into an evaporation tray that extends from front to back on the bottom right side of the refrigerator. A fan blows air over the evaporation tray to dry the water in the tray before the next defrost cycle.

Over time, the drain tube gets partly clogged with gunk, the water in the upper collection tray doesn't drain completely into the lower tray, and when the defrost cycle ends, the water still in that upper tray freezes. After a few defrost cycles, enough ice forms in the collection tray so it blocks the drain completely, and this plug won't melt during the defrost cycle. Now every time there is a defrost cycle, water collects, overflows, and drips down through the air channel at the back of the fridge into the refrigerator section.

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Empty the freezer, and be sure to safely store the removed items in another freezer, or an insulated cooler, if you can complete the job in an hour or two. Be careful with ice cream and such, which cannolt be allowd to defrost, even partially.

Remove the ice maker if you have one, remove the screws holding down the bottom panel of the freezer, remove it, and remove the screws holding the back panel, and remove it.

Leave the refrigerator door closed, to keep the food in it from spoiling. If this job is going to take you more than an hour or two, move the food in the fridge to another fridge.

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