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Locate evaporator condensate drain tube

I have a ge top freezer refirigerator model tbx18jatjrwh, water accumulating under veggie bin, want to try and unclog the tube
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  • dr smith Jan 26, 2008

    the door seals are ok ,

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    check your door seals to make sure they are sealing first the drain tube is in the freezer behind the evaporator cover

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I'm trying to gain access to the freezer evaporator drain to unclog it.

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Next remove the evaporator fan cover and under the evaporator will be a silver tray with a hole in it this is the drain for the defrost systems and some times they get frozen the best way to clear them is with a eureka 350 hand held steamer you can get at Lowe's fairly cheap you can also find about 1000 other uses for it a round the house

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