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All Whirlpool and sears bottom mount freezer you need to take black ducks bill off of back of ref. And take freezer apart and remove ice completely from evap.drainpan

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Why Icing on bottom freezer


Your drain hose in the bottom back of the freezer is clogged and Iced up and all the defrost water is staying in the freezer and building up. You need to take the freezer back panel off, remove all the ice, defrost the drain, clean, flush with hot water and test the drain line to reach the drain pan under the fridge.

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this sounds like your freezer is operating properly, except that the drainage of the water when going through the defrosting mode is not draining properly, pooling on the bottom of the freezer and then freezing. Check the drainage hose for the defrost in the lower pan. I would remove everything, place in ice chest, let the unit completely thaw out and then inspect. I hope this is beneficial.

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Ice builds up on bottom of side by side freezer. can't tell if drain isn't working right or fi there is just to much water from some source--condensation, leak etc


Hi this is the drain, clean the ice out run bleach water through the drain make sure it, drains, you should be fine.


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Ice keeps building up in bottom of freezer and on vent inside fridge and now fridge won't stay cold.


Clean the coil inside the rear access panel behind the unit with a spray air duster and check for this problem.

I just opened up the back of my Frigidaire Side by Side counter depth to find the drain hose was bent and collapsed coming right out of the bottom of the freezer and the pan was dry as a bone. It doesn't look like my drain hose has ever drained a drop of water. The freezer bottom is full of ice And the rust and chipping paint under the bottom of the freezer door along with the mysterious puddles of water every morning means the drain system definetely never worked. Frigidaire should be responsible for this. This, along with the ice maker rebuild I had to do,... after ice was spilling all through the fridge. I actually had warrantty left on that one and called customer support in India to find out I could make the repair myself. Yep I had to do it. Frigidaire you failed.

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Ice in bottom of freezer FRS26ZNH Already emptied freezer, let it get to room temp, used hair dryer to defost drain tube that goes to drain pan. It just refroze up and on defrost cycle the water goes into...


unkink drain hose...I just opened up the back of my Frigidaire Side by Side counter depth to find the drain hose was bent and collapsed coming right out of the bottom of the freezer and the pan was dry as a bone. It doesn't look like my drain hose has ever drained a drop of water. The freezer bottom is full of ice And the rust and chipping paint under the bottom of the freezer door along with the mysterious puddles of water every morning means the drain system definetely never worked. Frigidaire should be responsible for this. This, along with the ice maker rebuild I had to do,... after ice was spilling all through the fridge. I actually had warrantty left on that one and called customer support in India to find out I could make the repair myself. Yep I had to do it. Frigidaire you failed.

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I have a frigidaire FRS26ZPH side by side that leaks water about twice a day on the floor by the doors. Where are the drains located so I can see if they are blocked?


What is happening is that there is a drain at the back and bottom of the inside of the freezer area and that drain is clogged with ice (freezer set too cold?) from inside the freezer or dust (you do actually vacuume out those coils once a year right?) from the back of the frigidaire. To fix this issue...

(Total work time about 30 minutes. 60 minutes counting explaining what you are doing to your friend or significant other :)

1.  Unplug the frigidaire so you don't zap yourself.

2. take everything out of the freezer, remove the shelfs and un screw the maintenance access panel at the back of the freezer area.

3. You should see a drain area at the bottom of the coils, using a straw or something semi-flexible, snake out that drain from inside the freezer to see if the clog releases. If there is a lot of ice and you cannot even get to the clog, be patient and gently remove the ice - DO NOT DAMAGE the coils!

4. Remove the back access panel to the frigidaire. Viewed from the back, you are looking for the fat black hose coming from above and behind the right side the fan (this is why you unplugged remember?) into the drain tray under the fan. Gently lift up on the hose so it flexes up and toward you so you can snake the hose from this other end too.

*Hint: If you are REALLY nice to your friend or signifigant other, they will gladly pour another dixi cup of water in the drain from inside the freezer so you can see for yourself that the drain is now clear.

5. Now the drain is clear and all your ice cream is melting in your sink. Be sure to reposition that black hose back to where it was in the drain tray so it does not get chopped up by that fan at a later date. Next... reverse your removal of the back maintenance access panel on back of the frigidaire. Re-install the maintenance access panel on the inside of the freezer area. (Now is a good time to use a clean & warm washcloth to gently clean the inside of your freezer.) Reinstall all the shelfs. Place your ice cream and all other items back into the freezer.

*If you have an ice maker, be sure to dump all that half melted ice now - it will just refreeze into an iceberg later and break your ice machine so no cubes come out.

6. Plug the frigidaire back in. Tomorrow, check the bottom of the freezer for another sheet of ice accumulation, meaning something else is leaking inside of your freezer. (Could be your ice maker)

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Whirlpool ET1CHMXKQ03


Hello:

I also have the same problem with my ET1CHMXKQ03. Short of some serious fix, we simply found where it was leaking at the top middle and placed a dish on the top rack to collect the water. Then we emply this dish periodically. In searching the web for a permanent fix, I found the 4 articles.

Option 1:
In the center of the top of the fresh food section there is a drain cup that just plugs into the drain line at the back. Just pull it straight out and rinse it out and put it back.
Option 2:
Most times this is a plugged defrost drain system. The defrost heater in the freezer section melts the frost and changes it to water, this water is suppose to flow down a drain system. If this drain system is restricted or plugged the water will leak inside the refrigerator. The drain system starts in the freezer section with a tray built under the evaporator coil. The water is funneled through a small hose into a cup in the top middle of the fresh food section, from there, the water is directed out the back wall to a drain hose that runs down the back of the refrigerator into a condensing tray. The heat created under the fridge makes the water evaporate and disappear. Some of the cups ( in the top back of the fresh food section ) can be removed for cleaning. A turkey baster can be used to help clean out the drain system. Fill the baster with hot water and "blast" it into the drain hose to help flush it out. A piece of wire or pipe cleaner can also be pushed into the drain hoses to help clean then out.

Option 3:
I had the same problem with a whirlpool refrigerator with freezer on top. TURN OFF & UN-PLUG IT. To access the freezer drain you must pull the refrig out from the wall and take off the bottom-back panel, it uses some (7) small nut headed screws. The drain is the white tube on the left going into the drain pan. You can push a long wire or plastic hose up the tube, however that will probably only hit something solid (ice) and blowing air may not clear it, until you let the freezer completely thaw out, which may take several days. I took out all the freezer items and placed them in coolers to keep them frozen. Then removed the back panel in the freezer, two nut headed screws at the top center. The bottom of this panel was frozen to the bottom of the freezer compartment, so I used a hair-dryer to thaw it enough to loosen it. (Be careful: water and electricity do not mix well!) The left side of this panel has some electrical control wires attached, so the left side will not come out, just rotate the panel and lean it against the left side of the compartment. Now use the hair dryer (or pour hot water on it) to melt the ice along the bottom back of the compartment under the freezer coils. BE CAREFUL: The fins are sharp and will cut! Do not bend them. If they are all frozen up your heating element-defroster may be out. If there is only ice along the bottom, the hair-dryer or hot-water will help melt it to the point it can be removed. If the drain hole at the back-bottom-center-right is plugged with ice, poor hot water on it to speed up its melting. The hair drier will not do this very fast and you cannot chip it out without damaging the plug hole. Mine was solid ice about 2 inches into the tube and hot water finally thawed it. Then pour water through the hole to flush it out. Clean the bottom drain pan & re-assemble. Good luck.

Option 4:

You have to turn fridge off for 24 hrs . Because the drain hose goes down to the drain pan , it goes between the walls. So you cant access it to clean it out Get a small hose and push It up the drain tube from the bottom ,and blow Up the hose to clear the debris

Things you'll need
30 minutes
Small socket for cardboard panel on lower back and panel inside freezer
Bicycle Pump
4 Towels
Hair Dryer

1. Take everything out of freezer
2. Turn dials off in fridge for both compartments
3. Pull fridge out so you can get behind it and unplug it
4. Be vigilant of ice maker line if installed
5. Pull cardboard panel off on back
On the left side you should see the back of the skinny drip pan and a small line. That line goes from the freezer and is most likely clogged.
6. Blow dry the back of the freezer enough so the ice is thawed at the bottom of the back panel.
7. Remove the two screws on the back panel. You may just be able to pull it toward you enough to get behind it. You'll see the coils and fan, and underneath these you may see some ice sheets and there should be a hole. That is the drain line that is clogged. I heated up some water and poured it over the drain to thaw the line. You may want to remove the crisper drawers and put some towels down there to catch the overflow. Once the ice is thawed enough at the drain. Go to the back of the fridge and place the end of the bicycle pump at the bottom of the drain hose. Apply pressure to get a good seal but keep pumping. You may have to go back and forth between pumping and thawing, but you'll know it is clear when you hear air going into the freezer and then the wonderful moment when water drips into the drip pan as advertised!


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HI to clean the drain tube. pull fridge away from the wall .find the drain tube, by the drain tray. push a small plastic hose, up the drain tray. blow in the hose, to clear the debris. thanks the appliance doc.

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