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Pan/drain under the coils in the freezer is frozen over.

The pan/drain under the coils in the freezer is frozen over within 30 days. I defrost it and blow out the drain hole, and it just freezes over.
I added a drain strap kit to the drain hole (alumnium piece that attaches to the heater coil and goes down the drain), but didn't help.
Help!

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  • schraub_acct Apr 30, 2010

    I have already tried the recommendations from the other expert: defrost the drain pan, clear the drain hole and tube, and add the hot wire down the drain hole.
    Are there any other recommendations?

  • schraub_acct May 01, 2010

    How do I know if it is the drain that is clogged?

    Or if the heating element just isn't working long enough to melt everything and keep it cleared out?

    Thanks.

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You will have to clean the drain,bits and pieces of crumbs lodge in the drain,and then the water from the coils from the defrost timer melting the ice from the coils is supposed to run down the drain,to the bottom of the unit,but it is freezing after it melts from the coils,cause it can not drain. melt the ice with hot water,and you may have to use compressed air,from a air compressor to clear it out,then it should work fine, I hope this was helpful,if so,please let us know,thank you.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. May 01, 2010

    something is melting the ice from the coils,and is forming under the coils,because it is not draining

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Here's how I clean them out. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help to kill any mold growing in the lower end.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing by pouring it full of water. It should drain fairly quick. If it's still slow to drain, try to gently pull it from the pan underneath the fridge to see if it's kinked. If it still freezer try a copper wire strap and make sure the upper end is in a position to get hot during defrost.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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    Charles T Nevin Apr 30, 2010

    When you fill it with water does it drain clear in a few seconds or does it take several minutes.
    Is there any water in the tray under the fridge where the water drips to.


  • Charles T Nevin
    Charles T Nevin May 02, 2010

    It it doesn't drain when you pour water in the drain tube it's stopped up.

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