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Fridge is icing up due to a blocked drain. How do

Fridge is icing up due to a blocked drain. How do i unblock it

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Hello, can you guys please help me locate what the problem is on my fridge? .. Is building ice on the freezer section.. Thx


If it's building ice on the freezer floor it is likely that the defrost condensate drain is blocked. You will need to remove the drawer, shelves, frozen items, rear panel, rear vent and belt the ice there also until you get the drain unblocked and can force hot water through the hole with a turkey baster.

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if lucky you can unblock it with a wire coat hanger, just unravel hanger and push down drain hole.

this does not work pull fridge out and u will see the hose running down to the dissapeter, remove it and clean

if you cant see hose at back it is internal and cannot be taken out

find hole above compressor where water comes from and try to unbock from bottom using coat hanger

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you have a blocked drain in the freezer,take off the inside back wall of freezer,melt out the ice with hair dryer,now you have to unblock the drain,i use a steamer,they cost around 50 bucks,stick the nozzle into the drain and blast it out,when you think it's cleared out pour hot water in the drain and if water goes down it's clear,

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The small drain pipe on the back of the fridge gets clogged, hence no drainage when defrosting, hence ice blocks the airflow between the freezer compartment and the fridge compartment.
Remove the rubber stop from the drain pipe and clean (can be found above the motor)
Defrost the fridge for a few days (it takes at least 48 hours). During this time, if you are not brave enough to remove the internal panels of the freezer and continually clean the water, check for water coming out and clean.
If during the defrost there is no water coming out the drain pipe, use about 2m of flexible and strong wire to clean the pipe.
The aim is to unblock the pipe once the ice has melted.

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maybe the drain is blocked further along - at the rear of the fridge. Sometimes there is a small bend or elbow in the drainage system that blocks.Check the outlet to see if water is actually coming out at all.

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