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My frigidare fridge is leaking water onto inside shelves and

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my frigidare fridge is leaking water onto inside shelves and also bottom below crispers
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 10 months ago.

Good morning. My name is ***** ***** I'll be helping you with your refrigerator today Allan. This is a very common issue and it means that your defrost drain line has frozen over and will need to be thawed out. This often times happens for no reason at all and is just random. You will need to remove everything out of your freezer and remove the back panel inside the freezer. Use a hair dryer to thaw all the ice out and locate the drain hole. Pour hot water down the drain hole until it's draining properly again. Once it's draining properly blow compressed air down to make sure it's clear. If you don't have compressed air, use a turkey baster to make sure the drain line is clear and draining properly. Cut a solid copper piece of wire about 6 inches long. Wrap it around the defrost heater a couple times just above the drain hole and extend it 2 inches into the defrost drain hole. That will transfer heat into the drain hole when the defrost heater turns on and will prevent the defrost drain line from freezing over in the future.

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