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The fridge model no ishts17gbserww the drain line coming down from freezer must be clogged because the water drips down in the fridge compartment i did not take off the back plate off yet in freezer but i will and hope the freeze line is behind the wall plate is it there? also it is there what solution will free it up?

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After removing back plate you will see a drain line that comes down and has a rubber duckbill device on the end of it. This is to prevent warm air from entering the freezer but also allow water fro the auto defrosting cycle to drain out. This duckbill device gets sticky with time and will seal shut preventing the defrosted ice water from draining into the pan to evaporate away. You can take this duckbill off and clean it but I have always just replaced them. It may look different on yours.
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the drain tube is clogged or maybe frozen, remove the restriction and you will have no more problem

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check your tubing for auto ice maker if you have one. It my be clogged. This happened to us with a $100.00 repair for tec to blow through it to fix.

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the defroster isn't close enough to the drain to be effective. remove the back wall of the inside of the freezer, remove the excess ice. clear out the ice from the drain using hot water and a turkey baster. there is a kit from whirlpool that uses a piece of metal and a screw around the defrost rod, but I found out that a piece of 14 gauge solid core wire with the insulation stripped off works great too. stick the stripped wire into the drain, 2 to 3 inches, and wrap the rest around the defrost rod.

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The defrost drain is clogged. Defrost drains usually get there clog right behind the back freezer panel. Remove this to get to the defrost drain and remove all built up ice and clear the drain and you should be fine. Hope this helps.

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copper wire is best with a bit of cloth to pull thru

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In the good old models, one had to defrost the
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