If you are having issues with water collecting on the bottom of your fridge or in the crisper, your drain may be clogged. This article will guide you through the steps to remedy the situation. There are two methods for fixing the issue, they are listed below.
Finding the drain hole
On the rear wall of your refrigerator near the bottom is a drain hole [Figure: 1]. It collects the water that is running down the back wall and brings it to the evaporator tray on the rear of the unit. To find it, remove the food from the bottom shelf of the fridge. You should find that the drain hole is blocked and water is not able to flow down through it.
Method 1: Pumping Water Through Drain
Figure: 1 HC1000B/HC1001B Drain Hole
The following steps will guide you through the first method of cleaning out the drain hole.
- Find a turkey baster or similar device [Figure: 2] Click here to buy a turkey baster on Amazon
- Fill with clean water
- Force the water down the drain [Figure: 3]
Figure: 2 Turkey Baster
Figure 3: Unclogging Drain
Method 2: Direct Cleaning
- Find Cotton Swab [Figure: 4]
- Force the cotton swab down the drain hole. This should dislodge any food particles [Figure:5]
Figure4: Cotton Swab
Pour a very small amount of water down the drain to ensure it is draining properly.