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Bottom mount fridge drain problems

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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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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.

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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

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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.

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Great thanks vee8 that should work well, and keep the water flowing

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