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Water collecting inside of refrigerator under crispers


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#1 joebuzz

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 08:33 AM

I noticed water had run down the back of the refrigerator from just behind the control panel, collecting beneath the crispers until it overflowed onto my floor. What is causing this to happen and what can I do to rectify the problem?  Thanks!!

 


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Posted 20 September 2005 - 08:40 AM

GE Model# TBX25PRBSRAA Refrigerator / Freezer on Top

Your defrost drain system is clogged, start with taking the freezer apart to see if the drain trough is iced over, if it is clear check the drain system in the frig rear under the freezer compartment.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 08:46 AM

I have emptied the freezer section and there doesn't seem to be anything to take apart.  Could you be a little more specific?  Thanks!!

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 08:54 AM

Remove the inside back wall of the freezer. The condensate drain attaches to item 315, on back.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 08:56 AM

Did you remove item # 201 to access your drain trough under the evaperator coil??
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 09:00 AM

drain trough item 622, drain tube asm # 315
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 09:06 AM

There are 3 vertical brackets in the back.  One on each side and one holding up the icemaker. If I remove them, will the back panel come off?  It would appear that the icemaker will have to go.  Tell me it ain't so.  If indeed so, is the icemaker hard to remove?  Thanks!!

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 10:23 AM

I removed the back and the drain is holding water.  That would mean that there is an obstruction in the line.  What do I need to do to clear the obstruction?  Thanks!!

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 10:30 AM

Might try running something down the drain tube to see if can clear the line like some 1/4 plastic water line. 
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 10:32 AM

Does the drain tube run down the back of the refrigerator on the outside?  Thanks!!

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 10:38 AM

No soap on trying to clear it.  I am going to try a hair dryer to thaw it out, if it is ice, and maybe loosen it up if it isn't. Any other ideas?  Thanks!!

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 10:43 AM

Yes it runs down the back to the drain pan underneath, you might be able to remove the drain line from the connection on the back of the box to help see where the clog is.  Hot salt water helps if it is an ice clog...
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 12:36 PM

So far nothing has worked.  I have shut down the refrigerator and it is defrosting.  If it isn't clear by tomorrow morning I am going to modify an air gun with a piece of 1/4" copper tubing, insert it in the drain line and attempt to blow the obstruction out with my compressor (with the pressure turned down). Your thoughts??

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 06:16 PM

That'll work.

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:46 PM

After defrosting the refrigerator I determined that it must have been an ice buildup.  I used the compressor to check the drain line and then I ran water down it to confirm that it was clear.  Thanks a million for your assistance!!!!




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