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My defrost drain is clogged and I need to know how to clear

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my defrost drain is clogged and I need to know how to clear it.
JA: What's the make and model of your machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: LG three door. Model # LFC25776ST 4 yrs old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

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Answer:

That is a blocked defrost drain line in the freezer, you need to remove the items in the freezer section. Once they are all out remove the back panel INSIDE the freezer to get at the evaporator and Defrost Drain pan under the evaporator. There is a single screw on the panel and the panel will pull off. You will see it is all iced over in the drain pan. You need to melt all the ice and that will expose a DRAIN HOLE towards the middle of the drain pan under the evaporator. Clear that out with a steamer, hot water with a turkey baster or compressed air Make sure the drain is working by pouring a half cup of really hot water down it and it should drain nice and fast If so put the unit back together and it will be all fixed!

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
do i have to remove th e ice maker, if so how?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I need pictures / diagrams to follow
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
There are 5 screws, which one do i remove?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

Do not remove the two off to the left they just hold a fan in place...you just need to remove the one right in the center and the panel should pull off...if there are two more in the center remove those and then you can pop that small cover off that is off to the right as you can get a better grip on the panel to pull it out.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The panel won't come out because the ice maker is in the way
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

You have to remove the icemaker

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
How do I do that
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

CLICK HERE

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