Question about Frigidaire FRT15B3A Top Freezer Refrigerator
Water runs down into my refrigerator. How do I fix it?
The defrost drain is stopped up, or frozen up. You will need to turn the refrig. off defrost the drain. This can take time. Locate the drain hole in the center of the back of freezer. You will need to remove the back panel. The fastest way is to find a bottle with a plastic tube about 1/4 in attached and fill the bottle with HOT water and squeeze it into the drain
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
Remove the food and the ice maker from the freezer ( if equiped ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line . Afterwards , you can use an ALUMINUM solid wire , 14-16 guage , with the insulation completely off , and insert one end into the drain hole as far as possible without any force . Wrap the other end about 1 1/2 to 2 turns , around the black rod (defrost heater) , above the hole . When refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer from the heater , to the wire , keeping the hole from freezing up again .
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your refrigerator is of the type which has automatic defrost, the problem is in the pan under the fridge.
The compressor area undr the fridge is full of lint and air is not flowing to the point to allow evaporation from the pan or the pan has rusted and leaks. Remove the pan and check it out and while you are there, clean the fins of the coil under the fridge.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
This ia a common problem that indicates the drain from freezer is clogged or blocked. I will send you to another link to help explain how to resolve this, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
Not an original solution - but a good one. Remove panels at the back of the freezer compartment to expose the heater unit or heater wire that defrosts the freezer coils and wrap a solid copper wire gently around the heater/ heater wire and place the loose end in the drain. This will conduct heat to the freezer drain and help keep it open. I did see a manufactured part in one of the appliance parts websites but it did not match my unit.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
The problem is the drain is clogged. Remove the back panel in your freezer and at the bottom of the evaporator coil you will see a hole about ½” in diameter this is the drain tube. You might need to use some warm water to melt the ice and then run a wire being very careful not to puncture the hose and run it down the tube to free up the drain. This tube travel down to the bottom of your refrigerator to a pan sometimes located on top of the compressor or somewhere else down there. It collects the water there to evaporate. You can enter your model # at www.appliancehelponline.com for a diagram or illustration of your refrigerator. Not all models are available.
Posted on Apr 19, 2010
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