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I have a 6 month old Philco fridge-freezer model PHTL763FFZ. The drainage filter in the fridge part must be blocked because I get puddles in the bottom of the fridge, and my user's manual says the drainage filter can be removed and cleaned (no further instructions given) ... but there isn't anything there that I can remove, the drain hole is moulded as part of the fridge interior and there is no insert that I can see. Have they forgotten to put a filter in or am I being dim? ps the Philco helpline on the manual is no longer in use.

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You have a plastic condensate pan and you could have developed a crack in it. But most likely, there is still something that is clogging the drain. You may need to run a snake through it instead of using air. If you ran a snake through then it's probably a crack. Sometimes the crack can be at the outlet where something might have hit the pipe. Also, if the unit has a "draw through" coil, then there needs to be a p-trap installed on the unit to keep water from being drawn back into the unit while it is running. If it is a "blow through" coil and a p-trap is installed then remove it. The p-trap can restrict the flow of water leaving the unit and the least bit of debris can cause the unit to overflow. Draw through means the blower motor is pulling air over the coils and sits over top of the coil. Blow through means that the blower is pushing air into the coils and sits down below the coil. Hope this helps.

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Now I think I have other things wrong with mine,after leakage problem the refrigeration compartment wont cool anymore but the freezer part remains working as usual.Ive nailed this down to one of the following not working... Thermostat / timer / defrost heater.So one or more of these needs replacing.Im just trying to look for a manual which shows the nuts and bolts or the refrigerator (not the "How to use" type manual which I have).

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