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Mod # ***** ser#ki24502546 Water leaks in the freezer

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mod # ***** ser#ki24502546 Water leaks in the freezer and freezes on the bottom. thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dave. This sounds like the drain is frozen. Is there ice at the bottom of the back panel in the freezer?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the is to big. could be the hose going to ice maker o r the hose to the water bottle or the bottle.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
there is ice forming on that panel and on the bottomof the freezer it gets so thick that the water starts pouring out.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
dave how to thaw the drain. phone(###) ###-####
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 2 years ago.
The only way to thaw is to turn off the refrigerator and use a hair dryer or steamer. You need to remove the back panel and warm it until you can run water through to the drain pan. Here is a link to a picture of what the new design drain tube looks like.
There is a policy to cover this repair parts and labor for two years and parts only much longer. If it is over two years you are better of doing it yourself. Just be careful if you snap the bottom of the tube into the drain pan because it is easy to crack. Here is a video how to replace the tube. The only difference is that now the tube won't have the notch in the bottom so it fits on all size refrigerators. Let me know if you have any problems but just cleaning the rubber "duck bill" for now will work. Long term the new style tube won't clog nearly as fast.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 2 years ago.
Were you able to clear the drain? Do you still need help?

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