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Samsung RS2630sh. Drain line Freezes shut. Water drains to bottom of freezer and freezes there. Cooling coils are not collecting ice. Drain line has been cleaned. Why does it keep freezing shut?


If water still collecting and freezing at freezer bottom then drain line is not cleared and still obstructing the normal flow of water downward.

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Samsung RS275. Water pooling under bottom drawer and freezing. What doesn't freeze, leaks through the door to the kitchen floor. What is happening?


Freezer /fridge water/ice in fridge and or freezer

Usually due to CONDENSATION due to bad door seals or a plugged evaporator drain line? Can use a soft flexable tubing and very hot water to clean it out. Bad door seals usually need replacement, but u can use a blow dryer and something to pry it closer to the door wall while blowing hot air on to it. To create a seal, to test for bad door seals place a dollar bill in between the door and wall of fridge where it closes. Then slide out the dollar bill with door closed. It should offer some resistance and not be easy to pull out.
Most all fridges have a drain. Look inside your fridge for a "V" shaped channel with a small hole. This hole leads to a tube and a small pan which sits on top of your refrigerator's compressor. The defrost cycle causes water to run into the channel, down the tube, and then it generally evaporates with the heat of the hot condenser/compressor.
However, if that tube is clogged with food crumbs, particles , debris etc, you will have to clear it to get back to a normal mode of operation. A toothpick, pipecleaner, straw or a cotton bud can often do the trick.
Even a frost free freezer will still ice up at times in the areas away from the heated defrost area and the drain line can freeze. This icing causes the pipe work to the compressor to ice over or sweat and cause a puddle. Or if the drainage has frozen over, it will need to be de-iced. ( usually the line is under the freezer bottom plate covering. Towards the back of the unit) And there is another inside the fridge area also.
Give the freezer a good overnight defrost until it's totally clear of ice in addition to making sure the drain is clear to the pan at the back and then restart the freezer.

Jun 26, 2014 | Samsung RS275AC Refrigerator

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Samsung refridgerator freezes due to clogged drain line.


I would look for bad door gaskets. Sounds crazy but if you have bad gaskets, you will let in more moist air and the freezer will freeze up faster. If the fridge is freezing up I would look at the slide from the freezer to the fridge and see if it is stuck open. During the defrost cycle the unit should drain and fill the drain pan, but the normal operation of the compresser should be able to evaporate the water with ease. Look at the door gaskets and the vent. Good luck

Sep 08, 2012 | Samsung RS2556 Side by Side Refrigerator

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The drain pipe fizes within days of total defrosting and water starts dripping in the refrigerator creating a big mess. I have defrosted the fridge and the drain pipe several times but the problem...


You will need to install a drain line heater or heat probe. When water is plugged up in the drain line, it freezes and expands. This sometimes destroys the insulation around the drain line, which causes the drain line to freeze up all the time. If you have a cal rod type defrost heating element( black metal element) Whirlpool has a drain line heater, whish is a long metal finger that clamps around the defrost heater and sticks down into your defrost drain tube. This heats up the line every time your refer goes into defrost. We have seen customers use a small length of metal wire to do the same thing, electrical or even a clothes hanger. If your defrost heater is glass,then you will have to figure out how to wire in an electical drain line heater. Ask your parts house to check with GE to see if they have one. Sub Zero has a couple but you will have to figure out how to wire it into you defrost wiring. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

Feb 01, 2010 | Hotpoint FFS70 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Water pooling & freezing in the bottom of a kenmore model 795.75252400 freezer compartment


The problem is the water drain tube in the freezer is clogged. As the evaperator goes into deicing mode the water from the evaperator is not going down the drain tube. Instead it's over flowing those two air ducts to the refridgerator and causing your water problem. But it's not as simple as simply clearing the clogged drain tube. You need to install a heating element inside the drain tube to keep it from freezing during the deiceing process.

Sep 04, 2009 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Fridge fan freezing


you may have a obstructed drain line

Dec 05, 2007 | Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator

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