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There is a black plastic tube that comes out of the back of my refigerator about half way between the top and bottom. It is leaking water where it comes out of the refrigerator. How can I repair the leak?

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  • lewis2 Jun 28, 2008

    The black tube which drained water to the defrost pan was clogged with a slimey residue. I ran a small plastice pipe through the tube and rinsed with water. Thank you for your response.



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Remove tube, cut off half an inch and refit using sealant

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

  • douglas smith Jun 28, 2008

    good idea to put a small jug of dilute bleach down the drain inside the fridge now and again. keeps it clean and stops this fault



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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

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