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How do you unclog a defrost drain on a refrigerator?

Where is defrost drain in fridge?

On most refrigerators the defrost drain tube and drain hole is located inside the freezer at the bottom back. Look in the freezer near the bottom and locate the drain tube and the drain hole. There may be a panel made from plastic that covers the drain tube and hole.

How do I stop water build up in my fridge?

If ice builds up, this can stop water from draining out of the fridge. The only way to fix it, is to de-ice the fridge by turning it off and letting the ice melt. Once the fridge is free from ice, it’s a good idea to check the drainage hole to make sure it’s clear before turning it back on.

Why is there a puddle of water in my fridge?

If your fridge has water pooling at the bottom, the defrost tube is your MOST likely suspect. Your defrost tube is what carries the water all the way down to the drain pan where it eventually evaporates. … This tube can get clogged with ice or debris which leads to water backing up and leaking back into the fridge.

What would cause a fridge to leak water?

It’s leaking water Cause 1: A blocked defrost drain is one of the most common causes. This happens when food particles or other debris clog up the drain hose, which can lead to ice buildup and, eventually, water leaking out of the freezer and refrigerator.

How do you clear a freezer drain?

Fill a basting syringe with warm water. Place the end of the syringe into the drain hole and squeeze the bulb on the syringe to force the water into the drain hole. This removes any remaining ice from the drain. Wash the drain pan with soapy water and a sponge.

How do you unblock a defrost drain?

How do you clean the back of a refrigerator drain?

Why is my refrigerator drip pan full?

Excessive water flowing into the drip pan can be caused by high ambient humidity. It can also be caused by a leak in the door gaskets or the ice dispenser if your refrigerator dispenses ice through the door. Frequent opening of the refrigerator or freezer door can also cause this problem.

Where does a fridge drain to?

A refrigerator constantly produces condensation inside its freezer compartment. The liquid that forms drips down a drain pipe into a pan underneath the appliance where it eventually evaporates. A plugged drain pipe throws a kink in this process, causing water to back up and pool on the inside bottom of the fridge.