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Ice forms on freezer floor

We have the same problem.how do we blow the line out with a hose what is it?
we have cleared the ice away ,what next?

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Hole is located behind panel in rear of freezer. boil water and use a turkey baster to clear the line

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Why does ice form on the floor under the freezer drawer? [Refridge with bottom freezer model 79578092


Freezer /fridge water/ice in fridge and or freezer

Usually due to CONDENSATION due to bad door seals or a plugged evaporator drain line? Can use a soft flexable tubing and very hot water to clean it out. Bad door seals usually need replacement, but u can use a blow dryer and something to pry it closer to the door wall while blowing hot air on to it. To create a seal, to test for bad door seals place a dollar bill in between the door and wall of fridge where it closes. Then slide out the dollar bill with door closed. It should offer some resistance and not be easy to pull out.
Most all fridges have a drain. Look inside your fridge for a "V" shaped channel with a small hole. This hole leads to a tube and a small pan which sits on top of your refrigerator's compressor. The defrost cycle causes water to run into the channel, down the tube, and then it generally evaporates with the heat of the hot condenser/compressor.
However, if that tube is clogged with food crumbs, particles , debris etc, you will have to clear it to get back to a normal mode of operation. A toothpick, pipecleaner, straw or a cotton bud can often do the trick.
Even a frost free freezer will still ice up at times in the areas away from the heated defrost area and the drain line can freeze. This icing causes the pipe work to the compressor to ice over or sweat and cause a puddle. Or if the drainage has frozen over, it will need to be de-iced. ( usually the line is under the freezer bottom plate covering. Towards the back of the unit) And there is another inside the fridge area also.
Give the freezer a good overnight defrost until it's totally clear of ice in addition to making sure the drain is clear to the pan at the back and then restart the freezer.

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Ice build u p and leakage in freezer


you have a blocked drain in the freezer,when the machine goes into defrost the heater comes on and melts the frost off of the evaporator coil,the water melts and goes down the drain hose under the coil and leaks down to a drip pan near the compressor where it evaporates from the heat,your drain is blocked and the water is leaking onto the freezer floor and will drip out onto the floor,i use a steemer to blow out the drain line,shut down the machine or unplug it,melt out all the ice with hair dryer,depending on your model you might have to remove the back inside wall of the freezer to get at drain hole,you need something to push the **** out the drain hose,you can try a turkey baster or air from a compressor or a shop vac set it to blow,when you think it's clear pour a cup of hot water into the drain,if it drains down you're done if not keep hitting it with heat and air to push it through.

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Frigidair Frig PHSC39EJSS. Ice is forming on freezer floor. I have already shut off the water supply for several days to see if it was coming from the ice maker and it still iced over. Also we...


Your condensate drain line is stopped up. Break the ice up off the freezer floor with a screwdriver handle. Turn off the refrigerator. Remove the back inside panel from the freezer. Break up the ice in the drip pan with a plastic handle. you can either heat up a wire with a torch and stick it in the drain to thaw the ice in the drain or set a hair dyer in the freezer until the ice melts in the drain. Then find a 4' piece of 3/8" tubing to stick in the drain and blow in the other end to remove any trash in the drain. you can use compressed air or weed eater line. anything that will clear the drain

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Ice accumulation on the bottom of the freezer


Your drain line is clogged, that is located behind the white wall inside of the freezer. The water comes from defrost cycle, that happens every 8-12 hours. You need to defrost it and snake it.
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Frost free freezer forming layer of clear ice on floor of freezer


This sounds like clogged drain / hose in the freezer compartment, here's why:

When the defrost circuit turns on, the compressor turns off. The defrost coil melts frost that collects on the freezer coil and drips in to a small pan located below the coil. The pan is formed so that the water that drips in it can flow to a hose connected under it. When the defrost cycle completes. the compressor runs again, bringing the temperature in the freezer to about 0 again. Any water remaining anywhere in the freezer will turn to ice very quickly.

If the hose should become clogged with ice, or slowed by mold, bacteria, etc. - water flow will be slowed, and / or eventually stopped. Ice will become thicker and thicker on the floor of the freezer as there is no place for the water to go.

A service manual for the appliance would be a good idea, but may not be required. You'll need to unplug the freezer and empty the contents. Defrost manually with a hair dryer or other heat source. If you decide to chip away ice, do so carefully.

The defrost and drain area of most refrigerator / freezers are located behind the rear panel of the freezer compartment. This is where the manual would indicate where the parts are located. Remove any ice maker installed if needed to remove the back panel.

Defrost any ice previously hidden by the panel. Chipping ice here should be a last resort, as sharp edges can damage cooling coils, tubing and the drip pan itself. Use a turkey baster filled with hot water to direct a stream at the area of the pan filled with ice. Hot water will likely have to be directed down the opening on the pan to melt ice in the hose as well.

Once the ice is cleared, mix about a 10% to 20% solution of bleach and water (1/2 ounce bleach to 3 ounces water) and direct down the drain hose. This will kill and inhibit further growth of mold and bacteria in the hose, which should help it drain water quickly.

Re-assemble and plug into power.

I hope you found this Very Helpful. If you need more help, ask again - but include the freezer manufacturer's name and model number. Good luck!

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Ice continually forming on bottom of upright freezer


you nead to clear the drain.when you clear the ice you nead to make sure that the drain is clear.a spider can build a nest in your drain line.if you remove the ice,you nead to clear the drain line with a hose.you nead to blow though hose and clear line.

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My Bosch frostfree fridge freezer keeps icing up!


My Bosch Frost Free Fridge Freezer did the same thing - Ice forming in the bottom of the freezer area after a few days.

It was caused by a blocked drain pipe - When the freezer does the de-frosting cycle, the melted ice drips into a tray and tehn runs into a dish on top of teh compressor, through a pipe.

If this pipe gets blocked, the de frosted ice overflows from the tray and overflows into the bottom of the freezer and then re-freezes !

To fix, pull the freezer away form the wall, locate the pipe that runs to the dish on top of the compressor and blow through it - This should clear it. Alternatively, from inside the freezer compartment, pull off the cover at the back, but the clips holding it on will probably break off, as mine did ! You can sort of push the cover back on and re-fit the food draws.

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Large ice block is forming behind the fruit drawer.


i assume you have a model 650 or 550. Your drain line has clogged then frozen. You need to defrost the ice then clear the drain line. I usually knock a majority of ice away then defrost the rest. Once you have defrosted the line you need to clear it. I use high pressure nitrogen to blow them out, but a turkey baster will do just fine. Fill the turkey baster with water, disconnect the drain line from the drain trough. While holding the baster into the drain line squeeze the bulb to force the water into the line. It may take a couple of tries. Reconnect the drain to the drain trough and you should be all set. If you let this go too long the insulation may be saturated and you will have to have a tech install a drain tube heater kit. If you have questions call the factory at 800-222-7820 or go online to the locator page: http://subzero.com/locator/locator.aspx?type=0&zip=Zip%20Code

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In back of the refrigerator behind a removable panel you will find a hose going into the drain pan under the refrigerator. Check and make sure there is no obstruction in the hose which would back up water into the freezer. After the drain hose is cleared the freezer should be defrosted and ice cleared from the drain area in the back. You can direct some hot water with some bleach in it through the drain to insure it flows into the pan.

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drain line is clogged. when the frig defrosts the water drains through a tube down to the bottom of the frig near the compressor where it evaporates away. look on the back of the unit to see if the tube runs down the back. follow it to the end. you need to blow backwards through that tube. let me know if this helps.

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