Ice is forming on the floor of the freezer. its obvious the drain tube is clogged or frozen but how do it get to it or thaw it. I took off the back and can only get access to the drain pan and a portion of the drain tube. I also unplugged the unit for 2 days thinking it would thaw but that did not fix it.
You have not only to unplagge the unit, but also to pull out all of frozen, or cold food and other things like baskets etc. and to keep open all dors. All of unit, including inside parts, has to "warm" to home temperature and after that to stay as minimum 24 hours. If you leave frozen food iside unit and closed doors you have to wait a week or more. DON'T USE STEAMER! YOU WILL DAMAGE PLASTICS. DON'T APPROACH FROM BACK SIDE!
Is this a problem on the new models (like 2008) ? We are looking at a 25 cu ft French door model without the door water or ice dispenser ? How much do the the control boards costs ? In general ,how much do parts cost compared to Amana GE, Whirlpool etc. ? -Thanks
I was having the same problem with mine, so I bought a new one. When I did I took the other one apart to see if I could fix it or at least see what may have been causing it. I will tell you this I am not completely sure that what I did fixed it but it does not leak or form ice on the bottom anymore. I took the plate off the back and unclogged the drain line and the part that in the back of the freezer that keeps the freezer cold was tilted down so I fixed it where it would sit up right. Since I did that I have not had any problems.
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Re: LG REFRIGERATOR - FREEZER ON BOTTON
The best way to deal with this problem is to purchase a eureka enviro steamer 302 you can see one here its well worth the investments as you can find dozens of uses around the house other than this and will make short work of this and it wont hurt the fridge i got mine at Lowe's but you can see one here use it to melt the ice then let the steam build use the attachment that turns down stick it in the drain hole and holt the trigger down till you hear steam coming out the other end of the drain tube can see one here http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/hsh/566635275.html
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Whirlpool corp., whom made this unit, had a bad design for the defrost drain tube by the compressor. Order part W10619951 and install. This is a kit to change out the current drain tube to a better one. You still have to defrost the frozen defrost drain tube but this will fix it for good.
Happens to me too. The drain freezes, freezer floor freezes and then ice starts building up to the point where it forms in the fan area and then the blades hit the fan and it gets very noisy. In my case, the container that is supposed to carry the defrosted water to the drain has a electric wire running underneath and twisting around the drain hole. I believe this wire is supposed to heat up and melt the ice to stop the drain hole from freezing. I believe the heating mechanism has failed in my case and suspect the same for you. Until fixed, this will continue to freeze up every so often. Search for your LG freezer drain heating element or parts.
How To Clear the Drain Tube Before clearing the drain tube, unplug the refrigerator or shut off the
power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock
Your refrigerator has a drain that leads to the exterior drain pan
beneath the refrigerator. Occasionally this drain can become clogged
resulting in standing water inside your refrigerator. A similar drain
exists in the freezer, which when clogged results in ice build up on the
floor of the freezer.
The drain is located either on the floor of the refrigerator,
beneath the vegetable crisper, or in the wall behind a drain funnel.
Clear the drain by forcing a solution of water and bleach or water
and baking soda into it with a basting syringe. If the solution will not
flow through, slide a length of 1/4 inch or smaller flexible tubing
into the drain tube to push the clog through to the drain pan. Remove
the tubing after clearing the clog.
either you ice maker is overflowing,(not likely but possible) or you have a clog in your drain behind hte rear cover, not allowing defrost water to drain away in to the pan under refrig instead flowing to bottom of freezer area. rempove the rear cover and thawe all ice, especially near the middle of hte aluminum oan yull find a clogged/frozen drain tube
Ukoni, the drain tube for the defrost is frozen over or clogged. When the unit goes into defrost the water is running out through the front instead of down the drain tube. You can try to pour some real hot water with a baster to clear the tube. Remove the lower basket and at the bottom of the freezer panel in back is where the drain line is located. Catriver.
unplug it again , sounds like your drain line has frozen, instaead of defrost water going down the tube and under refrig in drain pan, becuse tube is frozen its draining into freezer compartment and eventually spilling out through front of unit. totally defrost unit and behind back wall of freezer youll see a metal trough designed to catch water, in the center (under the ice is gonna be the drain hole, pour boiling water down until it runs freely
Angels, sounds like your defrost drain is frozen over. When the refrigerator is going into defrost it's draining through the front instead of the drain pan. You can remove the shelves and peel off the back cover and clear the drain by pouring hot water on the frozen drain hole. If you have a baster of some sort you could try to squirt the hot water through the venting on the bottom of the panel. Another way to to point a hair dryer on the drain hole. The best method is to remove the shelves and panel and make sure the drain is clear. Catriver..post back.