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My sunbeam wine refrigerator is icing up on the inside back wall. I defrost it, plug it back in and it is icing up right away.

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  • tangelakos Sep 26, 2008

    Same problem here. Only started doing this since we moved to Florida, two years ago. I thought it might be due to the high humidity in Florida, but new info suggested the rubber magnetic seals, around the door frame, may not be making a tight seal - letting hunidity enter. Also, the drain, in the back and at the bottom of the interior, leads to the collection tray. This is open to the atmosphere, so humidity could be getting in through that hole, too. Since I never had any water collecting in the tray before moving to Florida, I am going to plug up the hole. I'll also repair any areas along the door seals that don't function properly.

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SOURCE: Water leaking inside refrigerator

Its the clogged defrost drain. I have the same problem. I just cant find the drain

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Water dripping inside refrigerator

the defoost drain is cloged the drain inlet is located in the freezer behind the back wall under the coils. to clear the drain remove the back wall in the freezer and clear the ice underneth the coils then use hot water to clear the drain inlet, I use a garden sprayer to spray hot water.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: u-line 75WC wine cooler - rust on inside back wall

This happens when the racks get too close to the evaporator. Or bottles. You can try to use hot water but usually you will need to buy new racks for the unit.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: About every 2 months the defrost drain gets plugged

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 lower back of the freezer.
Take a bare copper wire and wrap it around a fin near the heater and put the other end a few inches down the drain. The heat convection may prevent it from freezing.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Refrigerator freezer drains keeps freezing over, not plugged.

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 lower back of the freezer.
Take a bare copper wire and wrap it around a fin near the heater and put the other end a few inches down the drain. The heat convection may prevent it from freezing.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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