How to Clean the Defrost Drain
Find the defrost drain. It is usually located under the vegetable bin and looks like a small hole in the bottom of the fridge.
Remove anything that might be obstructing the drain.
Pour hot water down the drain to unclog any additional buildup.
Observe the water. If it goes down the drain, you probably fixed the problem. If not, go on to Section 2.
How to Clean the Drain Pan
Find the drain pan. It is usually located at the bottom of the fridge, and looks like a tray. There will probably be buildup of water in the drain pan.
Remove the drain pan and clean it in the sink with warm soapy water.
Inspect the pan for any cracks or damage. If the drain pan is damaged, it may be draining the water too quickly, which is causing the water buildup in the bottom of the fridge.
Replace the drain pan if necessary.
Things You Will Need
- Cleaning towel
- Dust the refrigerator coils on a regular basis in order to encourage proper drainage.