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On TCD18PAD BWW refrig with freezer (drawer, not door) on bottom, water accummulates in bottom of freezer and freezes into ice which some how thaws with water flowing out bottom of drawer door onto kitchen door. What's wrong and what do I do about it? Can I fix something myself??

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  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my TCD18PAD BWW. I called for service. All he did was chip ice away from the evap fan so it would turn again and put it back together. I left it unplugged for a day to let the rest of the ice melt out. Now it is running again, at proper temps, but still draining excessive water in the freezer compartment, which is building up as ice on the bottom. It is getting very close to coming out the door, onto the floor after only a day and a half. Thanks for your help/ideas in advance.

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You have a clogged defrost drain tube. On the back of the refrigerator in the center, about two feet above the floor, is a 7 inch by 7 inch square steel cover held on by four screws, one at each corner. The defrost drain tube emerges from the bottom of this cover and terminates loose in the drain pan below the refrigerator. Remove the cover. Underneath is the plastic defrost drain tube fixture, which is held by two screws. Remove the screws and take off the drain tube fixture. This fixtue is clogged. Run hot water and dish detergent through it and blow through it at the big end to remove the clog. Reassemble. That's it. You don't have to take the refrigerator apart. One caution. When the refrigerator has a clogged drain tube, the defrost water will back up and freeze around it. So you may need to empty your freezer and unplug the refrigerator for eight hours or so first before you perform this procedure to allow all the ice around the clogged drain fixture to melt.

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