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My freezer has a solid sheet of ice on the bottom. I thawed it out and found a drain in the back. I poured warm water through it and thought that would fix it. What should I check next? It has to becoming from the ice maker, which still makes ice, but I cant find or see where there is a leak?
ANSWER Hello. The defrost drain freezing up is a common issue and is not necessarily related to the ice maker. The water comes from the defrost water which is where the frost is melted off of the evaporator coils. Once you clear the drain you should run a piece if weed eater line through it to insure nothing has dropped into the drain, otherwise the drain may refreeze. If the ice maker is still producing, the water is not coming from there. As long as the drain is chased with the weed eater line. you have cured the problem. I would still pour about 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in the drain to prevent algae formation in the drain trap. I hope this was useful information for you and have a great day!
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, March 15, 2012