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I have a Neff fridge E number K4513XOGB/01 enclosed in a cabinet. The drainage hole is blocked & water overflows onto the bottom shelf of the fridge. I have tried clearing it with cotton swab without success. Please can you tell me what else I can do?

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Push something flexible down drain or put a small tube into drain hole and blow

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SOURCE: I have a 1996 Neff

Hi,
Flexible PVC equipment wire or strimmer cord works.
Or something like a turkey baster- with plasticine to seal usually does the trick.

When clear, spray with a household cleaner to prevent mould growth.

Hope this provides a solution for you.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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Hi,
Flexible PVC equipment wire or strimmer cord works.
Or something like a turkey baster- with plasticine to seal usually does the trick.

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Hope this provides a solution for you.

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