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Fridge drain thingy. What to try next?

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MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 22-Jun-13 15:31:41

You know the bit at the back of the fridge, on the inside, which fills with water?

I've tried poking it with a pipecleaner. Still filling with water.

Built in fridge.

What shall I try next?

Do you think I just didn't go far enough with the pipecleaner? I'm worried about damaging something. What exactly is down there???

mrsfuzzy Sat 22-Jun-13 21:53:44

as far as i'm aware the water drains down onto a dish thing on the motor and the heat from the motor makes it evaporate, possible pipe cleaner didn't go far enough, is the fridge on warranty or the like ?

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 22-Jun-13 22:19:04

Nah, too old for warranty.

So if I give it a really good p

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 22-Jun-13 22:20:10

Doh! Pressed enter too soon, am on phone.

A really good poke with a longer pipecleaner, I wont damage anything?

PurpleLilacs Tue 25-Jun-13 15:02:59

Squirt some lemon juice and put a teaspoon of bicarb of soda on it. It'll froth up - usually clears any blockage I get.

didireallysaythat Thu 27-Jun-13 19:09:00

Poke it through - I use a straw. It was a revelation that you can see day light through the hole.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Thu 04-Jul-13 20:23:59

Ah top tip purple, and thanks for bumping. I'll have a go at that. Very timely as it's just overflowed again. In spite of having as much of a poking as I could with the pipecleaner.

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