Question about Refrigerators
A plastic 'gutter / water collector' is mounted inside on the back (under the cooling element) with the water outlet drain in it's centre which apparently goes into the back of the fridge.Where does this water-outlet go to ? It seems this outlet is 'blocked' because between cooling cylces it overflows and accumalates in the bottom of the fridge.There is NO outlet outside at the back of the fridge whatsoever or anywhere else to be seen.
It is supposed to drain to a plastic tray under the fridge. There is usually not a lot of water that drips down there... and the water usually will evaporate before overflowing.
If the water is draining on the inside of the fridge, then the drain tube on the rear of the fridge might be clogged. You should be able to remove the tube fairly easily, and then see if you can blow air into it to see if its clogged. Sometimes it just gets clogged with dirt and dust. If the tube is clogged, and you cannot blow air through it, then see if you can get a small somewhat flexible wire and push it through the tube.
Hopefully it will make it all the way to the other side.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It may be your drain hole at the back of the fridge has become blocked.
There will be a channel at the back (or side) of the fridge that collects condensation with a drain hole out of the back of the fridge. The drain hole becomes blocked with mould / gunge causing the excess water to overflow and puddle in the bottom of the fridge.
The hole may be gently cleared with a small diameter rod or stick.
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