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The drain pipe fizes within days of total defrosting and water starts dripping in the refrigerator creating a big mess. I have defrosted the fridge and the drain pipe several times but the problem persists. There is always a lot of ice under the sliding pan and on the aluminum pan.

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You will need to install a drain line heater or heat probe. When water is plugged up in the drain line, it freezes and expands. This sometimes destroys the insulation around the drain line, which causes the drain line to freeze up all the time. If you have a cal rod type defrost heating element( black metal element) Whirlpool has a drain line heater, whish is a long metal finger that clamps around the defrost heater and sticks down into your defrost drain tube. This heats up the line every time your refer goes into defrost. We have seen customers use a small length of metal wire to do the same thing, electrical or even a clothes hanger. If your defrost heater is glass,then you will have to figure out how to wire in an electical drain line heater. Ask your parts house to check with GE to see if they have one. Sub Zero has a couple but you will have to figure out how to wire it into you defrost wiring. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

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