Drain plug is clogged with ice. I have cleaned out the freezer and turned it off but it is so cold in our garage I don't think it will thaw for a couple of days. Is there a way to remove the plug? Thanks
The subject is a Eureka Model 350 hand held steamer that can be found at Lowes and other places for around $49.95.
With this steamer you can thaw out an evaporator as quick as if you were using a heat gun or hair dryer but without the slightest concern about melting plastic or wiring. By using steam instead of pouring water (yes many still do) there is little to clean up. With the many attachments it comes with there are other uses (i.e. cleaning, thawing drains, thawing IDI fill tubes, etc.). The steam also makes the replacement IDI fill tube (rubber end) more pliable and easier to complete the installation when used at the end.
This unit has a trigger and can be used to blow out a stopped up drain on a refrigerator by letting the pressure build up a little then blow through the drain with one of the attachments. As for thawing out evaporators it had a fine jet tip for actually CUTTING through solid ice.
Another great use for this tool is refrigerator door gaskets. The hot steam works faster than a heat gun with out the worry. Note: Do not aim steam directly onto the plastic freezer liner. The rapid temperature change could damage the liner.
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The best thing for you to do is unplug the machine and let the ice completely thaw. After that you gain access to the top of the drain you'll have to remove the back wall and the drain hole is under the evaperator. From behind the machine you should be able to see the bottom half of the drain. it sometimes has a rubber piece on it that resembles a duck bill. It that is indeed there remove it because that would be the source of the problem.
Hello, Check the temperature setting Assure that there is enough room for air flow in the freezer or freezer Check for air flow restrictions in vents Test the temperature control Clean the condensor coils Check the door seals Test the door switch Test defrost heater Test defrost timer Test evaporator fan Check for a clogged drain tube Check for refrigerant leak Freezer is too cold
Check the temperature setting Test the temperature control Freezer is noisy
Hissing and popping is normal, it is the defrost heater. Check that the freezer is level Check the drain pan Check the condensor fan Check the evaporator fan Inspect the compressor mounts Freezer runs continuously
Defrost the freezer Clean the condensor coils Check the door seals Freezer starts and stops frequently
Clean the condensor coils Check the outlet voltage Test the condensor fan Test the compressor relay Test the overload protector Test the compressor motor Freezer does not defrost automatically
Test the defrost timer Test the defrost heater Test the defrost thermostat Freezer has an unpleasant odor
Remove spoiled food Clean freezer interior with a solution of h Clean freezer interior with a solution of hot water and baking soda Clean the door seals Remove breaker strips and check for wet insulation Water on floor outside of freezer
Check the drain pan If you have an ice-maker, check the water supply hose going into and coming out of the water inlet valve Water inside the freezer
Check for a clogged drain tube If you have an ice-maker, check freezer and ice-maker for level. With all this it helps to solve the problem....
the drain is clogged most likely...remove lower shelves, baskets, remove rear panel if self defrosting.. find the drain hole and use a hair dryer or hot water to defrost ice..once the surface ice is off...you will need to make sure there is no ice in drain tube going down under freezer. use a squeeze bottle with hot water and force it into drain. do this repeatly until water runs free down drain....Bruce Denton
The drain hole is behind the back wall underneath the evaporator coil. Im guessing you have ice on the freezer floor. This is because the drain tubing from the freezer to the drain pan underneath is clogged. There will likely be ice that will need to be defrosted in the drain tubing in order to get to the clog. Once the ice is removed, I use compressed air when I perform this refrigerator repair service.
check the flor of the freezer if it is caked with ice your defrost drain is clogged
take off the back panal
under the machine follow the drain tube
to the drain pan clean out your duck bill and make sure the tube is in the pan
Either your defrost timer, defrost heater or defrost thermostat has failed.
All parts are located behind the lower back panel inside the freezer.
Most likely are the defrost heater and defrost thermostat.
Your drain line is clogged. Take a small diameter pice of wire and snake out the drain line from inside the freezer.
You may have to access the back rear near the compressor and separate the drain line there and clean it further.
You should check the drain hose inside underneath the freezer.This is done at the back down below. Mine was looped too high and water could not get out. I took the loop off that was holding the hose and now water can drain away without freezing. You can pour warm water down the drain hole to melt the ice in the tube if you remove the grate covering it inside the freezer. I have read that several Kenmore upright freezer owners have the same problem. I was astonished that this was the problem and I had put up with it for too long, defrosting the freezer every 2-3 months!.Give it a try!