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Hello there my fridge drain hole at the back of the inside of the fridge keeps freezeing up blocking the hole with ice any ideas?

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Syringe out drain with neat clorine bleach.(smell will go in 30 mins)and cover all food with clingfilm........to cut down on condensation..
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The water comes from the self defrost cycle.It is supposed to drain out to a collector under fridge.
Sounds like your drain got clogged causing ice block to form.
Turn off fridge and use hairdryer to melt ice block. You should be able to see a drain hole.Continue to melt using Hair dryer and hot water.Once ice is out of drain tube use some flexitube to gently push out any obstruction(usuually a pea or lima bean!)

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