We would need the model# of the refrigerator to tell you where the defrost drain is located.I have an old (30 yrs?) green sears coldspot with the freezer door on top.
This fridge is great and keeps everything very cold. It also frost free.
I am having the same problem as the other guys with water building up under the veggie crispers..and the drain tray underneath the fridge is bone dry all the time. My wife has to clean out about a quart of water under the crispers every 2-3 weeks or so.
This problem started soon after I had an independant repairman replace the thermostat last year. Maybe he did something....or maybe it's just a coincidence, but none the less, I have to fix this problem soon.
My question is: Is this older fridge made the same as the newer ones, and can I just take the back off of it and locate the drain tube and clean it?
Any help would be appreciated very much. Thanks....
Looks as if the entire bottom of the freezer was frozen solid. I unplugged the refrigerator and then allowed the thaw to start. To minimize the water going into the refrigerator, I plugged the holes with a paper towel. I had a microwavable heat pack that allowed me to avoid the massive amounts of water that looked as if would be needed. The ice sheets lifted up nicely after 10 minutes of so.
I carefully used a hairdryer on warm setting to clear near the drain hole. The drain hole was plugged well within it so I then resorted to hot water. Looks as it will be done in a little while (thus I type this now). If all goes well, I will not post again.
Question: if the drain hole is still clogged, is it wise to try to blow it out with a simple compressed air (set very low, obviously)?
Thanks to kdrew's pics it helped me understand where the drain hole was. I hope I have ours resolved.
Typically how far down the drain hole does it freeze? I may need to go back in and redo this part.
Maybe because my model# 72104100 mfg date 04/02 in our freezer where the drain hole is there is an aluminum piece that sticks in the hole. almost like a wick for lack of a better term. Does this piece actually help or hinder the process?