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    Default Clogged frreezer drain

    Frigidaire
    Model : frt21lrgw6

    Tried to unglog the drain tube on this fridge by pouring hot water down it. I could not get proper access to the tube because I didn't know how the freexer bottom came out. Looks like it might pull out but it did not want to come out. Was scared of breaking something if I pushed under it too hard with a putty knife thinkoing it may be clips under there that would release it with the back off.

    I think it was either fronzen or clogged at the L .

    Does the drain spout just pull off? Thinking if I had it off, I could rod the tube out there as there may be a buildup where it turns to go into the tube.

    Poured several bottles of water as best as I could over the condensor, but only a faint trickle would make it to the drain pan. The rest would go to the floor of the fridge under the crisper drawers when the drain spout would overflow.

    The spout and the tube at the back seem to be really tight. I assume some sort of sealant is used on the back to seal tyhe tube along with maybe a groomet fitting that pushed into the back.

    Comments welcomed and appreciated.

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    Hey Rick,

    Yes the spout does pull/pry out...but don't break it...

    Clogged frreezer drain-drain-cup-215774100-00817645-jpg Drain spout cup

    Goes through the wall into...

    Clogged frreezer drain-drain-hose-5303210377-00952049-jpg Drain hose with seal ring

    Clogged frreezer drain-p0012030-00002-png

    I usually use compressed air or such to help flush out the drain.

    Clogged frreezer drain-drain_funnel1-jpg Clogged frreezer drain-drain_tube-jpg

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    Yep, if this was at my shop, I would have tried compressed air. If I go back, I might take an air tank. Thinking I might tried a large zip tie if I have to push down in the drain in the freezer and hope it will make the turn from the spout/cup to the tube. The fan was a little aggravating to deal with when I took the back panel off the freezer though. I ahve dealt with similiar situations before, but I could usually remove a few screws and have th ebottom panel out. Not the case here. Really hate to break the spout as it seems it may be hard to find another.

    Thanks Jeff.

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    A drain cleaner wire may help.

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    Hmm, may have to see about getting the wire you are you are talking about. I have several drain cleaning Snakes/cables. I actually looked for my smallest one before going to check this fridge. That is what made me think of maybe using a good sizes zip tie.

    If I attempt to pry or pull the cup, would just a little heat help soften the plastic and lessen the chance of breaking anything?
    Might could take an air tank with some hose on the nozzle to get under the evaporator and into the top of the cup. Really hate to remove the back cover and fan to do that if not necessary.
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    would just a little heat help soften the plastic and lessen the chance of breaking anything?
    Sure, warm it up a little with a hair dryer.

    may have to see about getting the wire you are you are talking about
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