Refrigerator dripping on top shelf
(Cuba, MO USA)
`leaks on top shelf...
I am aware that the drain tube is probably frozen OR clogged but I need a little more info:
I have a GE - model GTS18ICMBRWW (are all these necessary?) :)
Anyway, I was HOPING you had a service manual on this particular one and can TELL ME how to proceed?
I don't know how to get at this tube! I tried from the bottom but that didn't work.
Do I take the whole back off or the assembly in the refrigerator top with the lights and controls on it, or somehow somewhere in the Freezer itself?
I bought it used and there are two, about 2" square holes each, on the refrigerator section "ceiling" that were DUCT taped! (I think in hopes of cutting down the water drippings?)
I took the tape off and water DOES come out of the left one but I am leaving it off. Was there a grill or stopper on those once or anything?
Anyway, that's my problem and question(s)
ANY help will be most appreciated.
`Thing runs/cools good. Compressor make a bit or racket, but I have heard those run for years making noise.
I'm on social security so I don't have extra $$
The drain tube runs inside the refrigerator liner on this model. This means you will have to clean it out from the freezer. Take the back panel out the freezer. Once done you will see the coils and under the coils there will be a drain hole. This hole is most likely covered with ice if the drain is clogged. Remove the ice and use a turkey baser to force hot water down the drain until water flows freely. Then mix baking soda with water and pour it down the drain to prevent this from happening again anytime soon.
Also clean all the ice out of the air vents (2” holes you refer to and one in the center)with hot water (this will make a mess but it has got to be done).
I hope this helps!