We have an old Kenmore fridge/freezer combo. It is slowly leaking water into the bottom of the fridge which is below the freezer. After doing some research we think its likely because of a clogged drain hose. We are not sure how to remove the attachment so we can clean it. enter image description here

How can I remove this black drain without breaking anything so I can clean it? enter image description here

  • Do you have water/ice in the bottom of your freezer compartment? That's usually a sure sign that the drain tube is blocked. Also, if you remove the panel from the back side/bottom of the freezer (4 screws), you should be able to see the drain tray and the hole that the drain tube attaches to.
    – SteveSh
    Oct 25 '20 at 14:19
  • Yes water pools in the bottom of the fridge over time. Oct 26 '20 at 10:30

From experience, from inside the fridge you can clean it out with a cable tie (flexible long thin piece of plastic).

Insert tie and rotate.

It is unlikely to be blocked all the way down, just at the join at the top.

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    I was able get in through the back. I removed the drain line coming out from the bottom of the trap and was able to clean it from there. I didnt have to go through the front. Nov 6 '20 at 14:32

On my Samsung, I had to remove the back cover and flush out the hose from the refrigerator box to the drain pan. Or try to snake it out from above.

  • Same with both my Frigidaires.
    – SteveSh
    Oct 25 '20 at 14:18

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