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Water is draining ito the fridge. How do I fix the defrost drain and how do I access it. Thanks.

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Water leaking on floor from clogged defrost drain line. How do we defrost the drain line so I can fix the drain hole. I'm trying to do fix like shown on YouTube.


The video is spot on for preventing ice from clogging the drain. To clear the ice from a frozen drain - you can either unplug the fridge and open the door and let it defrost without any additional effort on your part.

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if you don's have a place to put the contents of the fridge, access the drain area as shown in the video. Get some dry towel handy for absorbing water. Fill a pot or pan with HOT tap water and draw the hot water into a turkey baster and then squirt the hot water down the frozen drain opening. Repeat as needed until you've melted the ice that has filled the tube - and mop up the excess water with the towels as needed.

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There was standing water in the bottom of my Roper refrigerator under the crisper drawers. The drain pan under the fridge was dry. I cleaned up the water and vaccumed under the bottom of the fridge. ...


Hello,

That water is from the melting frost of the automatic defrost cycle. Their is drain in the freezer behind the back wall under the evaperator coil that is blocked, so instead of defrost water draining it's pooling in the freezer.
The way to clear the drain is remove back plate and remove all ice build up and GENTLY make a small hole in drain through then totally flush w/warm water.
The exact location of drain is under the coil behind back freezer plate in the center

Good luck

I hope this helps

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1997 F & P fridge freezer model N 369 B defrost water pooling in bottom of fridge under vegtable bins. Obviously not draining off, how remedy problem? Problem devolep recently (2 or 3 weeks...


I have the same fridge and what sounds like the same problem. I believe the problem is that the defrost element has died and therefore the defrost cycle is not taking place. I can't seem to get the entire back panel off to get access to the element though.

I did remove everything from the fridge and defrost manually. Used hot water and a piece of wire to clear the drain hole, which was successful.

I advanced the defrost cycle timer manually to see if the element warmed up, which it did not. I believe this is a common problem with a lot of fridges, but especially this model.

I don't know where I can get a replacement element, nor how I get access to it without breaking the fridge. I'm not that confident to just start ripping it to pieces. I'll be sure to post back if I find anything.

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I have a GE TBX25PAXCRWW top mount freezer model. It is leaking water from the light switch. I would assume it is a blocked evap line. Do I access it from the insde of the freezer or outside.


Your problem is a clogged defrost drain . This is accessed from inside the freezer section and by removeing the rear freezer panel . Use a hairdryer to defrost the pan , under the coils . Also , the drain line for your model , is located behind the refrig . So , you only have a short area between the drain hole and drain line , to clear . I would suggest blowing thru the drain hose behind the refrig also , to make sure it is clear .

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All items in freezer were defrosted when I opened the door this morning. Fridge is semi cold.


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Some leaking water refrigerator helps....

  1. My older style Amana freezer on top refrigerator is leaking inside
  2. My refrigerator is leaking water inside
  3. My refrigerator is leaking water onto the floor
My refrigerator is leaking water inside the fridge:

Most times this is a plugged defrost drain system. The defrost heater in the freezer section melts the frost and changes it to water, this water is suppose to flow down a drain system. If this drain system is restricted or plugged the water will leak inside the refrigerator. The drain system starts in the freezer section with a tray built under the evaporator coil. The water is funneled through a small hose into a cup in the top middle of the fresh food section ( not on all models, but this is the most common way ), from there, the water is directed out the back wall to a drain hose that runs down the back of the refrigerator into a condensing tray. The heat created under the fridge makes the water evaporate and disappear. Some of the cups ( in the top back of the fresh food section ) can be removed for cleaning. A turkey baster can be used to help clean out the drain system. Fill the baster with hot water and "blast" it into the drain hose to help flush it out. A piece of wire or pipe cleaner can also be pushed into the drain hoses to help clean then out. On a S x S style of fridge the drain system is in the bottom back of the freezer section and often you will have to remove the evaporator cover to access the drain hole. You can clean this out in the same manner as previously mentioned, but because of the water leaking into the freezer instead of the fresh food section you will have to remove the ice build up to clean out the drain system. For some reason Whirlpool has found a need to "hide" the drain hose inside the walls now ( Whirlpool makes many of the Kenmore branded refrigerators ) on there top freezer refrigerators. This makes accessing the drain hose to flush it out more difficult, no cup inside the fresh food section, no hose down the outside back wall and the only access is inside the freezer section behind the back false wall and under the evaporator coils.

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Self defrosting refrigerators as well as freezers all have a defrost drain system. This drain system can become plugged or frozen causing defrost drain water to back up into the refrigerator or freezer compartment. The water may gather under the crisper drawers on top freezer models. On side by side, bottom or stand alone freezers ice will build up in the freezer at the bottom and eventually leak out the door.

Plugged Defrost Drain - Freezer on Top (Water under the crisper drawers)

At the top of the refrigerator next to the temperature controls there usually is a cup-like part that carries the defrost drain water into a tube and out the back of the refrigerator to a defrost drain pan behind the unit. Pull the cup out of the tube and clean the cup with hot water and soap. If there is no cup, pull the refrigerator out away from the wall, go behind it and disconnect the drain tube to clear it. If the drain tube is not accessible from the back or the drain can not be cleared from there the main back panel in the freezer can be removed to access, thaw and flush out the drain under the cooling coil.

Use a turkey baster to flush HOT water into the tube to clear any obstruction. The water squirted into the tube should end up in the defrost drain pan.

If the tube will not clear with hot water try blowing it out with compressed air.

Put the cup back on and make sure it is all the way on or in the tube.

Plugged Defrost Drain - Side By Side, Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator or Stand Alone Freezer

The defrost drain pan is located at the bottom of the freezer compartment behind the back wall of the freezer. On some models, the pan is accessible without removing the back panel and others are not. After you get to the defrost drain pan use a hair dryer to melt the ice from the pan.

Once the ice is removed use a turkey baster to squirt HOT water into the drain hole to clear the drain.

When the drain is clear you should hear or see the water you are squirting into the hole enter the pan under or behind the refrigerator.


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HI thanks for your question. the drain tube in the freezer is clogged, not allowing the defrost water to go down to the drain tray. to repair. turn fridge off , for 24 hrs. remove back panel from fridge clean all coils. locate the drain tube by the drain tray. use a small hose to shove up the drain tube And blow , to clear the debris from the drain tube. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks

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I use a turkey baster and force hot water right down the drain hole. If still blocked I push a coat hanger wire down the drain, usually works but you need patience with the hot water.

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