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E521T how do I clear the drain for the freezer. Water is coming through the roof of the fridge below

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Remove the rear panel inside the freezer area you will see the drain located under the condensor if you see ice around the drain or on the condensor like an ice build up then you would have a defrost issue with your unit and you would have to test the defrost thermostat the defrost heater the defrost timer and assure as well that the fan is running usually it is an ice up in the channel that blocks the drain in some units they do also make a small piece of metal that wraps around the heater element and then points down the drain this causes any ice up around the drain to be melted when the heater kicks on if you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to help others in similar situations Thanks Rick

Posted on Apr 05, 2011

Testimonial: "thanks i will try this over the week end, although from memory i dont think there is an abvious way to remove the panel. is it screwed or does it pop out?"

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    Rick Ead Apr 08, 2011

    send me your full model number and ill send you a schematic and btw you did not post in the correct place you posted in a testimonial area which at the end of our chat il ask if you can rank how helpful this was all freezers have this rear panel or they have it under the floor of the freezer its where the evaporator is found I await your reply Thanks Rick glad i check everywhere or I would of never seen your post

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    Rick Ead Apr 10, 2011

    it is screwed in pertaining to the back panel awaiting your reply Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 12, 2011

    awaiting your reply to obtain model number of your machine to provide schematic Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 21, 2011

    hello awaiting to see how you made out with your repair Thanks Rick
    and please remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped thanks again by clicking end chat accepting solution and picking how helpful it allows me to help others in similar situations in the future

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Have a look inside fridge compartment (especially the "roof", if it's a top-mount freezer) & see if you can see any ice build-up (look inside vents that allow cold air into fridge from freezer section. Also, if top-mount freezer, look inside the freezer compartment for ice build-up on "floor", inside vents, or on back wall. These symptoms, combined with water dripping from lots of the "roof" of fridge section (in a top-mount freezer model), can mean several different problems, so best to re-post with more info/symptoms included.
If there's no ice build-up (& the dividing area between fridge & freezer sections isn't particularly cold, which otherwise might indicate hidden ice build-up), it can be as simple as a plugged or obstructed drain tube, which is VERY COMMON. Easiest solution for this latter problem is to use a flexible plastic tube (think similar type as attached to aquarium air pumps), stuff it into drain hole, and blow on the other end. Sometimes you have to blow quite hard to clear an obstruction or complete blockage. If you can't clear the drain tube, it's likely a different problem. Again, a re-post with more info/symptoms will help narrow it down.

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Red light on for High Freezer Temperature Warning
or freezer not cooling, but fridge is and a lot of noise from compressor.
Also, fridge drain hole blocked, water in bottom of fridge.


This is a common fault in Hotpoint Fridge Freezers and can also happen if the door has been left open or has been a power cut.

1. Turn off fridge freezer, or at least turn down the freezer temp to minimum, though not ideal.
2. Open freezer door and remove all drawers.
3. Remove the back panel on the inside of the freezer. This is held in place with 4 screws, which might be 6mm hex head or star allen head. Pull the panel out.
4. Behind where the panel was, there is a cooling element for cooling, pipes, and below this a temperature sensor. If the fridge freezer is not switched off, then fold together a few layers of tinfoil and wrap around the sensor.
5. Use a hairdryer to slowly melt the ice. Melt it around areas where it appears to be hanging on, such as the corners of the cooling element or bolts, as well as any thin sections below the main block of ice around the cooling element, which will be supporting the main block. Use a plastic ice scraper to remove ice but not near pipes or sensor.
Warning: Be careful using electrics around water & melting ice & drips.
6. Below the cooling element, there is a drip channel & drain hole. If this hole is full of ice, pour a small amound of warm water down, leave for 10 seconds and pour a bit more until clear.
In the fridge, clear the drain hole in the same way.
Warning: Do not pour a lot of water down, as this water drains onto a tray above the hot compressor at the rear of the fridge freezer to be evaporated by the heat of the compressor and the tray will only hold a small amount.
7. When all ice is removed, dry all moisture. Put the shelves back. Close door. Turn on fridge freezer. Turn up the freezer temperature to your normal setting. Turn on fast freeze if available. After 1 hour, check with a thermometer. It should be cold enough after 1 or 2 hours.

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Could be a clogged condensate drain. Since you did not give a model #, I will assume this has the freezer on top. When it goes into defrost, the water cannot go down the drain hose to the drain pan and accumulates as ice in the freezer, below the bottom liner and may drip into the fridge. Empty the freezer and open the fridge door. The open fridge door can help thaw the drain. Remove the screws holding the bottom of the freezer liner and remove the liner. If there is ice below it, the drain is clogged. Remove as much as possible by hand and then use a hair dryer to carefully melt the ice at the back of the freezer. Blot up any water from the melted ice and concentrate on clearing the 1/2" hole in the center back. That is the drain. When you think the drain is clear, check it with a large glass of hot water. This can be take some time. When done, reassemble, but also make sure the fridge is tilted to the back by adjusting the legs at the front bottom corners of the fridge. You may have to take the grill off the bottom of the fridge to do this. The legs screw down to lengthen them. Adjust them far enough down that the fridge door swings shut by itself. This will help the water down the drain before the fridge comes out of defrost, starts cooling and freezes it in the drain hose.

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