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Cleaning or unfreezing a drain in bottom mount freezer refrigerator

I need to see what the drain looks like - looking ofr a schematic so that know what to look for when going into the back of the fridage?

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The drain for a GE bottom mount refrig is located under the plastic panel at the bottom of the refrigerator compartment under the crisper drawers. There are two plastic pieces, one is about six inches long and runs the width of the refrig compartment which is right at the door seal. This piece is held on by two plastic tabs located approximately an inch from each end. By inserting a small srew driver under the panel and lightly prying up you should be able to pull the panel straight out. The the other plastic panel can be easliy pulled out. Under the styrofoam cover you will see the drain behind the evaporator fan. It is a two inch by four inch metal valley pan at the back wall which feeds to a black pipe at the bottom and in the back of the refrigerator. If you are having problems with ice clogging the drain and stopping the fan blades from turning, chances are it is either the defrost thermostat (mimetal switch) or the defrost timer.

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