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Ice Dam! in Subzero 650/F


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#1 thirdparty

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:21 PM

I removed the bottom drawer from the fridge and found a 4 in. thick ice dam behind the drawer. I chipped it all out and found this the next day:

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This is a view from the front looking to the back on the bottom shelf, just above the freezer.

The tube looks like a drain and also is frozen. Where is the water coming from? The melt from defrosting or the ice maker?

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#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:47 AM

So this leak is in the beer compartment, not the freezer, correct?

You're gonna need the drain heater kit which you can only get thru SZ or one of their special binny boys-- they like to do that so they can capture those profits from parts sales.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:04 AM

So, I guess my drain is freezing and overflowing...

Is this a reasonably easy install or do I have to move the whole fridge? The last fridge repair on my GE involved replacing all of my thermistors. I am pretty handy and need excuses to buy new tools!

Thanks for the quick reply.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:09 AM

So, I guess my drain is freezing and overflowing...


Ezzacly.

Is this a reasonably easy install or do I have to move the whole fridge? The last fridge repair on my GE involved replacing all of my thermistors. I am pretty handy and need excuses to buy new tools!




Piece of pie. You'll have to remove the back panel to get access to the wiring harness. Locate the wires to the defrost heater, find a molex connector in the defrost heater harness close to the condensate drain and clipy-snapy the drain heater kit in.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:47 AM

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