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#1 wallish gator

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:19 AM

Great site! Thanks for your help with your easy Fixing a Clogged Defrost Drain Check Valve video.

The grommet was sealed shut so I cleaned and notched. However I still have ice build up on the floor of the freezer with no other ice build up.  Did  I maybe push the grommet up too far on drain line or it seems it might be the condensate drain that requires this fix- -Fixing an Iced-Up Bottom-Mount Freezer in a Maytag-Whirlpool Refrigerator......?

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:39 AM

Did you remove the evaporator cover in the freezer and clear the ice using a steamer or hot water?  The final test is to pour water directly into the drain and make sure it drains into the condensate pan underneath.  Then install the P-Trap drain:

 

 

You can buy it here: Part number: AP5780744

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:01 AM

Thanks for the quick reply:) I haven't removed the evaporator cover in the freezer and cleared the ice as I wanted to avoid this painful step ....but it seems it's a necessary evil. I take it how I placed the notched grommet makes no difference.. but I do recall a comment that the grommet was placed  too high to work properly....?

Thanks Again!

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 10:07 AM

This video shows the tear down

 


 

And this one shows the trick for removing the upper shelf

 



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 04:41 PM

I froce unit into defrost n use a steamer  to defrost frozen drian after repair. Always avoiding having to dismattle freezer rails n readjusting roller cams on rails 



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

Thanks for the quick reply:) I haven't removed the evaporator cover in the freezer and cleared the ice as I wanted to avoid this painful step ....but it seems it's a necessary evil. I take it how I placed the notched grommet makes no difference.. but I do recall a comment that the grommet was placed  too high to work properly....?

Thanks Again!

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There is a very easy thing you can to instead of disassemble the back cover..... So simple....  Open the fridge door and freezer door and unplug the unit.  Let it sit for 3 or 4 days, and then plug it back in.   You will be good to go....  If this isn't an option (which most likely it isn't)  you'll be needing to remove that back cover and manually defrost that ice!

 

Good Luck

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I froce unit into defrost n use a steamer  to defrost frozen drian after repair. Always avoiding having to dismattle freezer rails n readjusting roller cams on rails 

How do you deal with the ice ball build up on the cap tube without taking that back cover off?



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:31 PM

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:37 PM

worth every penny when it comes to defrosting drians / Frosted Evap coils /  Frozen fill tubes / Frozen Supply/Return vents 

 

 

If you dont have one in your work van .  

 

 

Once you go with steamer you don't go back!!

 

i was born at night but not last night!!!

 

mama didn't raise no fool  !!!!!



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:41 PM

thanks everyone for your advice!  might do the unplugging for 4 days..what type of steamer do you recommend for ball build up on the cap tube? this one was recommended on this site but there is no stock available.....http://amzn.to/OPggAo

 

There is a very easy thing you can to instead of disassemble the back cover..... So simple....  Open the fridge door and freezer door and unplug the unit.  Let it sit for 3 or 4 days, and then plug it back in.   You will be good to go....  If this isn't an option (which most likely it isn't)  you'll be needing to remove that back cover and manually defrost that ice!

 

Good Luck

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How do you deal with the ice ball build up on the cap tube without taking that back cover off?

 

 

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:37 PM

No Customer would want to shut off unit for that long.   If i replaced Defective Jazz Brd i will take unit apart to fully defrost with steamer. But never for a frozen defrost drian >  

 

scunci steamer   many other brands out there.  Google 



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 11:07 AM

No Customer would want to shut off unit for that long.   If i replaced Defective Jazz Brd i will take unit apart to fully defrost with steamer. But never for a frozen defrost drian >  

 

scunci steamer   many other brands out there.  Google 

thank you for your help:)



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 09:13 PM

No Customer would want to shut off unit for that long.   If i replaced Defective Jazz Brd i will take unit apart to fully defrost with steamer. But never for a frozen defrost drian >  

 

scunci steamer   many other brands out there.  Google 

And none of our customers are given that option.... just a little advice to a possible DIYer on the internet.  

 

I think I misread your post earlier.  for some reason, I read it as you leaving that back evap cover on and just getting the drain cleared....  my bad.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

I froce unit into defrost n use a steamer  to defrost frozen drian after repair. Always avoiding having to dismattle freezer rails n readjusting roller cams on rails 

Hi me again... Do I  still have to remove the back wall inside the freezer and rails and remove ice maker to get to frozen condensate drain....? ( I just  replaced grommet with the condensate drain p trap) Just needed clarification on what you meant  by avoid dismantling freezer rails and readjust roller cams .....

thanks for any input you can offer



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:59 PM

just clear area aound drian / the rest will be taken care with forced defrost 



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:18 PM

just clear area aound drian / the rest will be taken care with forced defrost 

thx for the quick reply!






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