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carlday1, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  I have 5 years experience in repairing and maintaining small domestic appliances.
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I have a large Smeg fridge freezer product no 7261345282.

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I have a large Smeg fridge freezer product no(###) ###-#### Every time I close the door there is a loud gurgling sound like water going down a plug hole. This did not happen until recently and I have had the fridge for two and a half years. Have you any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  carlday1 replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I will help with your question. When you close the fridge door air is forced into the fridge this is normally forced out through a drain hole at the back of the fridge there is water in the drain pipe and the air is pushing the water down the pipe into the defrost tray. I would suggest cleaning and checking the defrost tray and drain pipe

Here is an article on cleaning the defrost pipes and tray from smeg.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Crl,I am sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. I have been away.This morning I have removed every tray and sliding drawer from the fridge freezer and cannot find a drainage hole or defrost tray. I surely cannot be behind the fridge as it is very large to move. Can you advise me as to what to do if there is not a drainage hole.Thanks.Nikki