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Author Topic: GE bottom freezer wont drain defrost water  (Read 299 times)

Offline Wardco

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GE bottom freezer wont drain defrost water
« on: August 22, 2017, 12:19:23 PM »

Very frustrating !!.    I have a GE bottom freezer that refuses to drain the defrost water...
I have thawed the ice several times and cleared the drain tube.

The issue is that the frozen water near the drain hole does not thaw... (it is a long way from the heating element)... so the water keeps pooling till eventually the fan blades get buried in water and freeze.. then the fridge stops cooling !

I have tied a copper wire around the glass tube of the heating element and ran the wire down the drain tube hole  hoping that it would keep the tube from freezing.... no luck !

Is this a defrost timer that is running on too short of cycle ???....

Has anyone else had this issue before

Thanks in advance !

Offline olyteddy

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Re: GE bottom freezer wont drain defrost water
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 01:56:30 PM »
Model #? GE Bottom Freezers haven't used a defrost timer since last millennium.

Offline theoldstoveguy

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Re: GE bottom freezer wont drain defrost water
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 08:50:57 AM »
I had one and it was the evaporator fan motor if you can believe it.

Offline Wardco

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Re: GE bottom freezer wont drain defrost water
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 10:02:20 AM »
I had one and it was the evaporator fan motor if you can believe it.

Stove guy.. this is interesting.... can you explain further please ?    how was it the fan motor that caused a drainage issue ?...     (i had replaced the fan motor on this unit)! 

thanks                                   

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Re: GE bottom freezer wont drain defrost water
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 10:04:34 AM »
It had a non oem fan motor and it caused the problem