What is a freezer drain?
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Similarly, how do you clear a freezer drain?
Unclogging the drain prevents water from building up inside the unit and leaking out onto the floor.
- Unplug the refrigerator/freezer unit.
- Remove any food or objects, like a sliding drawer, that are blocking your access to the drain hole.
- Clear the ice from the drain hole with a screwdriver or a piece of stiff wire.
One may also ask, where is drain line in freezer? Defrost drain hole located on the back wall of the freezer, just up from where the floor slopes up to the back, in the center. Plastic panel held in place by a screw. Remove screw and panel, and the drain hole will be visible.
Similarly one may ask, how does a freezer drain work?
A refrigerator constantly produces condensation inside its freezer compartment. The liquid that forms drips down a drain pipe into a pan underneath the appliance where it eventually evaporates. A plugged drain pipe throws a kink in this process, causing water to back up and pool on the inside bottom of the fridge.
What causes freezer drain to freeze up?
This is usually caused by the defrost drain clogging, then freezing. On older units, it can also happen when the insulation (usually open-cell Styrofoam) around the drain gets 'water-logged', as it often does over the years, causing ice to build up inside the drain.