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Have a ge profile bottom-freezer refrigerator model#PDS22SHRBSS

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Have a ge profile bottom-freezer refrigerator model#PDS22SHRBSS that leaks water from the bottom each morning (leaking overnight). Any ideas on what the issue is?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

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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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Just want to be clear that the water is not in the freezer compartment but on the floor below the freezer. Ids the answer the same?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
it should be yes. If it's only happening at night then something is going on with your drain line for sure. If you continue to have problems even after making sure the drain line i clear, you'll need to pull the refrigerator out and remove the lower back panel on the back of the refrigerator. Check the drain pan to see if it's overflowing for one reason or another or if it's cracked and can't hold water.

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