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Bottom mount fridge drain problems


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#1 MAYBERRY

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

GE Profile refrigerator M# PDS18SBMALBS .Having a reaccurring problem with the drain freezing up causing the fan to jam up in the ice.First time got customer to let box defrost with doors open for 2 days.I took it all apart and ran hot water and tubing down the drain.Water ran down drain quickly so i figured it to be repaired.About a month later" RECALL."Any suggestions?

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#2 vee8power

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:07 PM

Those are pesky. I use a foil heater from Supco taped underneath the metal channel that sits below the evap fan. The SH221 is perfect.

#3 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:21 AM

Good tip, Vee8!

Mayberry, here's the part link to the heater ==> http://www.repaircli...er/SH221/965750

#4 Rocket Appliance

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 10:01 PM

Vee8....thanks for the tip, I've been battling this same problem...I've been back every Friday for a month now...at no charge of course to the customer. I love the foil heater idea! But I have one question..maybe a obvious answer but what would wire that heater to? I would assume it would go in line with the defrost heater? Or would it be on always? Thanks for your time

#5 vee8power

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:42 AM

Wire it in parallel with the defrost heater, before the defrost thermostat; it will be on for the whole 35 minutes of the defrost cycle that way. Make sure to melt all the ice and make sure the drain is clear.



#6 Rocket Appliance

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:25 PM

Great thanks vee8 that should work well, and keep the water flowing 👍 really appreciate it 😊




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