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How to Find the Drain Line on a GE Refrigerator

If you notice that your GE refrigerator has developed a leak, one of the most likely causes is a blocked or clogged drain line. If the drain line on your GE refrigerator is blocked, the water has no place to go, and that can mean a puddle of water that starts behind the refrigerator and slowly makes its way across your kitchen floor.

Check the bottom of your fridge for leaks.

Step 1

Pull the refrigerator away from the wall as far as you can. You need to have plenty of room to work behind the appliance.

Step 2

Unplug the refrigerator from the wall socket. Move the refrigerator further out from the wall if you can.

Step 3

Lay on the floor behind the refrigerator. Shine a flashlight under the refrigerator and look for the drain tube hanging down the back. The exact location of the drain tube varies from model to model.

Step 4

Insert a plumber's snake into the drain tube if it appears to be blocked. Twist the snake around inside the tube a few times to dislodge any sediment or blockages.

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Based in Pennsylvania, Bonnie Conrad has been working as a professional freelance writer since 2003. Her work can be seen on Credit Factor, Constant Content and a number of other websites. Conrad also works full-time as a computer technician and loves to write about a number of technician topics. She studied computer technology and business administration at Harrisburg Area Community College.