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I need to unblock the freezer drain pipe in my E521T fridge I am having difficulty in removing the backing plate How do I do this please

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Make sure its warm before you try to unclip the panel they are brittle but they do unclip.

Posted on Nov 03, 2018

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SOURCE: Hotpoint FFA70S fridge drain blocked

PEACE,
ngfam1 at your service,
Do not use sink chemicals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the hard ware stores or home depot they have small short,
snakes that are flexible and thin that can go in the hole to clear it!
Tell the home depot guy to help you find what I'm
telling you to buy!Print this out and show him what I spoke of!
Bless you,
Please give me a good rating before you signe off

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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douglas smith

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SOURCE: Hotpoint fridge freezer RFA 06. Freezer OK, but Fridge not working after drain unblocked.

fault is nothing to with unblocking drain hole

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: F&P Active Smart E521TRE Removing freezer back panel

My fridge (E440T but I believe the E522B is similar) had a broken fan wire and i had to pull off the rear panel and re-solder a wire. I created a document for others to follow that shows the rear panel removal if interested at http://www.accentis.com.au/downloads/misc/How I fixed my Fisher and Paykel Fridge Active Smart Fridge.pdf

Thanks to all postings on this site - it really helped a lot.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Blocked drain pipe from freezer

you need to defrost the unit for 48 hours with both doors open, then try using some curtain wire up the drain and see what comes out.

cheers

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: E521T fisher & paykels fridge is freezing everything

trn your thermostat right down see if that helps

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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