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WATER DRIPPING FROM BOTTOM OF REFRIGERATOR i THINK THE DRAIN IS BLOCKED BUT CANNOT LOCATE DRAIN i HAVE A G.E PROFILE TOP FREEZER MODEL NO. PBX24ZL

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Check drain tube in the back

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

  • jimnan56 Sep 10, 2010

    check drain in back does not help me locate the drain hole. is it in the back on the inside of the refrigerator or the outside back of the refrigerator. is it located in the refrigerator section or in freezer compartment ansewers to questions would be very helpfull thank you

  • t059 Sep 12, 2010

    first check tube outside back, if clean must removecover inside drain holt behind that use turkey baster on both could be messy

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- cleaned compressor coils in back (check fan is rotating; also tweaked some of the compressor tubing bends to make them more smooth - read somewhere about a manufacturing defect ...); blew out drip tube from defroster while down there.

- Set the freezer control to WARM and the refrig control to COLD (THIS SHOULD IMPROVE AIR FLOW FROM TOP TO BOTTOM).

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