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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2011, 05:02:11 PM »
I carry a turkey baster in my tool box.  Works very well at making quick work of frozen drain tubes, I just fill a customers cup with hot water, and baste away!
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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2011, 08:17:51 AM »
I have a question about the drain pan on these units....it appears the pan is not attached to the drain connection under it and water can get in between the pan and the bottom of the freezer section. Did this separate because the water froze and separated the pan from the drain connection?

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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2011, 10:30:21 AM »
  The pans are not connected to the drain. Even though the water gets between the pan and the bottom of the frig the water is still directed to the hole

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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2011, 11:22:27 AM »
  The pans are not connected to the drain. Even though the water gets between the pan and the bottom of the frig the water is still directed to the hole


I'm glad to hear that! Thanks for the info.

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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2011, 10:23:02 AM »
part # for drain probe is 819043. i use a bottle simular to the zoom spout but larger with a long spout. one shot of hot tap water & hole is cleared. I almost always install the probe because if any of the styrofoam below the pan got water in it, it will eventually try to freeze the hole back up. I even keep a piece of alumnim around so i can use the same pattern & make a longer probe in case the short one is not long enough. I even used this on the old gibson refers of the 70's & tossed the piece of copper wire they sent to solve their drain problems.

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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2011, 10:36:23 AM »
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I even keep a piece of alumnim around so i can use the same pattern & make a longer probe in case the short one is not long enough.

Nice tip, were do you buy the aluminum that you make the longer probes from?
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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2011, 08:23:44 PM »
Its been years since I've had to buy a piece but I think I bought it at a local builders supply.

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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2011, 12:01:54 PM »
I have been using a simple coat hanger for years  just unclog drain and c how far u can put coat hanger down hole than cut and wrap around your heat element. The element will heat coat hanger and act as a heat sink......  jpg

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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2011, 07:19:30 PM »
Maytag washer ground wire works great! Too bad they quit using it 10-15 years ago.

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Re: Drain problem- 2nd unit with similar problem
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2011, 08:46:05 PM »
my newest on is the copper wire out of a bad Magnetron solid copper and coiled. also used cap tube off thermostats.
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