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This is defrost water from the cooling coil, located behind the rear inside panel of the freezer. You will need to add a drain probe to the heater under cooling coil that extends down into the drain hole to prevent freezing again. This is a strap of aluminum that warps around the heater and the rest goes down the drain. It comes with a screw to secure it with. You will not need the tube that comes with it. Here is the part# XXXXX cost about $12. Please give me a great rating for answering your question if this was helpful. You can still respond back after rating if needed for more information until satisfied. Thank you
You will need to defrost all the ice before you reassemble the unit again. Also, use some water and make sure the drain is clear. Also, pull the fridge out, and remove the back lower cover where the compressor is, and make sure the drain tube is not kinked, or damaged as well. Thanks again
This is not enough info for me. I already did thaw and pour boiling water into the hole to drain. Once I take off the panel in the back of the frig, I can see the drain pan and I had to take out a lot of water. But I could not see a heater, or I do not know what the heater looks like. Or do I know where the cooling coil is. Does this part # XXXXX have instruction how to attach? Does it need electricity for hookup?
How do I know if the unit is fully defrosted? Last time I used a turkey baster and pour boiling hot eater doen the hole inside the back of the freezer. I ended up with water in the drain pan so I figured it was thawed out? Are you saying this will continue to freeze and that this drain probe will solve the problem? HOw does the probe work?
Okay. I live in rural Alaska where there is NO service people available since the closest is 245 miles away. I have to do all my own repairs. I have already taken that panel off. I will try what you have said. But I will keep this open until I can figure this out. I would have to order the part and have it shipped. Takes too long and shipping was half the price of the $14 part. How long are you on line?
I ended up completely defrosting the freezer for the third time. I found other problems that caused the freezing & leaking. I ended up going to blogs and found much more information on how to remedy my problem. There were many more suggestions to help me in the problem with the drain which needed done. Finally after days, this seems to be rectified.
The part you mentioned or the copper is probably useful, but I had other problems that needed attention. The rubber cup over the end of the drain had a piece of plastic in it. Who knows where it came from. Maybe from defrosting. Thawing the back out completely and making sure the water could flow through the drain was the big problem.
I did cut the check valve a bit larger 1/16 inch & put the copper wire into the drain. Things are now working.
That should be a good repair.....Great job....Thanks again