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My freezer seems to leak water from the plastic duct that covers the evap fan.I noticed on this gallery model that the freezer back cover does not have louvered vent like other similar 18cf models. All it has is a small space at the bottom of the metal plate. Did Frigidaire change the back freezer plate with louveres because of this ploblem? The water drain in the refrigerator temp control unit appears to be working!

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  • kent mc donald Jan 04, 2011

    The sloted defrost water drain in the freezer unit was frozen with ice. The cooling fins on the have a little ice on them, the freezer and lower refrig section are both cold. I read on FizYa about maybe needing a drain heater that wraps around the defrost heater and sets down in the slotted freezer water drain. If you agree with machinetech7 that I should try this next, where can I obtain this part? It is not listed on any fridigaire parts lists

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Part 17 on this diagram is your drain trough. It is behind the evaporator. The frost melted during the defrost cycle drains through it into a tube. Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the inside of the freezer at the bottom of the rear cover.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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    Charles T Nevin Jan 05, 2011

    You can take a bare copper wire and wrap it around a fin on the evaporator and run the other end down the drain a couple of inches and the heat from the heater will conduct through the wire and prevent it from freezing although if the water drains fast enough it won't freezer. Try to see that it drains quick.

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