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I have a GE No Frost refrigerator, TBX21ZA. There is water collecting under the vegetable trays at the bottom of the frig, plus it trickles out onto the floor. The GE website says it is likely a clogged defrost drain tube, some disassembly required, call for service. This doesn't sound like rocket science to me. Can you help?

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at the top of the fridge section at the center back there is a drain assy/ tube for defrost water to exit the unit and go to the bottom of the outside, this is most likely clogged up. disassemble and clear drain line, hook back up and call me in the morning.

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SOURCE: ice collecting and water overflow from bottom freezer GE

IF YOU TAKE THE BACK OFF THE INSIDE OF THE FREEZER IT IS LOCATED UNDER THE EVAPORATOR COIL IN THE CENTER, IT IS A PIECE OF ALUMINUM SHAPED TO CATCH THE WATER, MELT THE ICE AND BLOW THE HOLE CLEAR

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Water has been collecting on

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Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Model CTX18GAZBRWW - (Hotpoint) no-frost

Something to try....on the back wall of the fridge nearer to the top is a little cup like part sticking out. There is water in it but it usually runs down an attached tube inside back wall and ends up under the fridge and gets evaporated. If that tube or the little cup thing is plugged then it will drip in the fridge and collect on the inside bottom of the fridge. So the trick is to clean them out. Check it out ...may solve the problem.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a model ET8CHKXKQ0 1 Whirlpool refrigerator

The drain in the freezer is clogging. When the defrost switches on, the backed-up ice thaws and starts dripping down into the fridge area.

Easiest is probably to turn off the fridge, let it thaw, then check the freezer drain to see if you can unclog it.

Otherwise, you have to pull out the bottom and back parts in the freezer (which will probably have some sort of ice frozen to them). Once you see the drain pan, get a turkey baster and flat head screw driver. You'll have to make a hole in the ice above the drain and squirt hot water until you hear it start draining. The drain hole is off center to the right in the drain pan.

Good luck

Posted on Oct 30, 2010

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