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The self-defrosting water doesn't drain, It's blocked!

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Although i am not an "expert"on smeg,if you know where the drain is, just syringe it with clorine bleach neat,that will clear any drain full of s..t.

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remove rear panel inside freezer and you will find drain pan at bottom with drain in the middle. probably blocked with ice. melt off with a hairdryer and follow up with hot water till water flows away freely

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Remove the freezer back wall and lower panel. Remove the visible ice. Use a hair dryer to defrost the drain hole in the rear trough.

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Remove the lower freezer panel end then remove the rear panel . Remove the ice under bottom panel . Useing a hair dryer , heat the aluminum tray under the coils until you see the black drain hole . Continue defrosting the hole until free of ice . Could help useing a small screwdriver into hole . Even hot water into hole could help to clear . Once water will drain into hole , use a small hose inserted into hole and blow thru it to clear and obstruction in the line (line is inside the cabinet , unaccessable ) , Then find about a 14-16 gauge aluminum wire , aluminum fence post tie , aluminum ground wire , and insert it into the hole until resistence is felt . Wrap the top portion about 1 turn around the calrod (black) heating element and cut off the rest of the aluminum wire . The element will transfer heat to the wire during defrost , to keep the drain hole clear of ice .

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My bottom freezing compartment some how gets water in it and then it freezes what could be the problem?

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!)

Good as new.

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Jul 28, 2011 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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the freezer is not going into the defrost cycle properly. first completely defrost the freezer compartment. to do this you first remove all the food from the freezer compartment then unplug the refrigerator from the wall. next put a large pan of very warm water in to the freezer and close the door. the heat from the hot water should melt the ice off the freezer coils. if the drain is working the water should go down the little drain into the catch pan in the bottom of the unit( way down underneath next to the floor) if it doesn't drain down use towels to soak up the water then find the little hose and drain that go to the bottom and clean it out. if the drain was blocked that could cause the ice build up. If the drain is not blocked then the defrost timer or the defrost coil is not working. the defrost timer is a small unit usually located behind the kick plate at the bottom of the fridge or sometimes at the back behind the paper shroud. this is the manual advance knob and should allow you turn the knob until the defrost position is reached. you should hear a little click as it reaches the defrost position. make a mark on the timer knob with a magic marker and then plug the refrigerator back in. over the next 4 hours you should see the knob turn (like a really slow moving clock). after you plug the refrigerator back in watch for ice build up on the coils. If it starts to build up again you will need to figure out if it is the defrost coil or the defrost timer that is not working. the manual defrost technique will keep the unit in service but is a total pain. eventually you will need to replace the defrost coil or once in a while it is the defrost timer that doesn't work. this is not easy even for the repair man but it can be done. first locate the defrost coil(a long thick wire looking thing) and check for continuity. if you don't have a multi meter and a basic understanding of the repair technique you should get professional help. to keep the refrigerator running and keep the ice off the coils you will need to repeat the defrost procedure from time to time. this is not that easy to do but will keep your refrigerator running.

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Frigidare Mod.FRS26H5AS Leaking water into bottom of freezer where it freezes then leaks out door

I had the same issue.. I checked this web site and found the solution (on another post).. It was the drain of the fridge being blocked.. I didn't know the existence of such drain.. it turned out that it got blocked with some dust, therefore with every defrost cycle, the water was not going down to the evaporator tray, then going inside the fridge (eventually freezing), then overflowing to the outside doors.. Check on youtube for videos on how to open the fridge and clean this drain.. Have fun..

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Gets to 35-40 degrees then doesn`t maintain till is shut down and started over again.

This can be caused by the drain hole below freezer coil being blocked by ice. You MUST remove all ice in drain under freezer coil. Use turkey baster to squirt hot water into hole and use hairdryer to defrost. Possible defrost thermostat is defective. Unit never goes into defrost, ice forms on coil and in floor of freezer. After defrosting may work OK for a week or two but gradually gets warmer because ice is blocking ports where cool air gets to refrig. May also have water in refrig box. Can also be caused by defective defrost timer.

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Mine collects water under the crispers also.

Self-defrosting refrigerators dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle, usually via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates.

If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.

Aug 17, 2009 | Kenmore 64802 Top Freezer Refrigerator

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Every few days a stream of water comes out

The defrost heater is working, but the drain is blocked with ice. Every time the ref. goes into defrost the water does not drain down to the pan underneath the ref. You will need to remove the inside back cover in freezer and remove all the ice that has built up. you will need to defrost the ice with boiling water until the drain opens. then you will need to attach a heat probe to the heater and down into the drain. Usually you can use a piece of copper or aluminum wire to attach to the heater.

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Water dripping into refrigerator someone told me that the drain in the back of the freezer could be blocked, its a self free defrost freezer. cant find drain tube to check.

remove rear panel inside freezer and you will find drain pan at bottom with drain in the middle. probably blocked with ice. melt off with a hairdryer and follow up with hot water till water flows away freely

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Was the door left open for a long period of time.? Sometimes this causes so much ice that it re freezes and can't clear the drain. The only solution is to unplug and let sit with doors open for at least 24 hours. to get all the ice off the coils. Then use a pipe cleaner on the drain then use a turkey baster to force water through. then a mild bleach solution. Check the door gaskets if they are ripped or loose or the door warped and not sealing tight this will also cause this problem. If this still doesn' t solve the problem it is probably a defrost problem Usually the timer or defrost thermostat.

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drain hole block-up. u need to defrost freezer

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