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Old 04-12-2016, 04:01 AM   #1
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Refrigerator drip pan overflowing

Hi all, we have a Norcold Fridg in our Kodiak 240bhsl. For a while now the drip pan under the coils has been filling up and then overflowing. I see there is a small "tube" on it that inserts into an opening at the back of the refrigerator, am I correct in assuming this is a drain? I was thinking of taking a paper clip or something and digging in there to try and clear it but wanted to check here first. Any other suggestions?
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:15 AM   #2
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Well, I just answered my own question. I went out and popped the exterior cover to the back of the fridge and found the drain hose. It has a plug in it. I removed the plug and all the water drained out of the pan inside. The problem is the hose is just hanging in that area. If I leave the plug out it is going to soak the back fridge area seaping into the wood, etc. Why in the world would they do this??
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:48 AM   #3
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That plug should have several very small holes in it - it is supposed to be to keep bugs from getting into the drain tube.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:37 AM   #4
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Also it should drain outside thru the vent and not just drain in the compartment.
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What Rusty said. Mine was installed incorrectly too on my new Concord. I had to re-route it so it could drain properly.

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Old 04-12-2016, 01:27 PM   #6
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Normally, I say normally in a loose term, there usually is a catch can attached somewhere under the hose. For the most part the water in the can evaporates before it gets full and overflows.
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:10 PM   #7
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Ok, I'll just need to blow some air through that plug I guess to clear the small holes. I did see a small plastic catch pan in there but because it had nowhere to drain it never even occurred to me that is it!! Thank you all as usual for your help.
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