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Re: whirlpool gold, freezer on top, single door
Hi thanks for the question the drain system is clogged the drain hose from the freezer to the drain tray undre neath the fridge by the compressor is clogged you may have to shut down the unit to let the ice melt that has caused this problem get a small plastic hose from a hardware store and shove it up the drain dose and blow air up the hose till its clear that's why you have to shut the fridge off for 24 hrs to allow the ice to melt then blow the air thanks the appliance doc
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One big question before you go hunting. Before you turn off the water, was the water running all the time? Meaning if the water had a continuos flow the leak is before the fridge. If the leak is erratic then its on the valve side to fridge. Follow the water source in the fridge, supply line to water valve (bottom right behind the fridge), from there it should run straight up the back into the freezer. So, if the water is coming from the valve, replace it, if from the water line - replace it. If the water line came off or out of the freezer reconnect and check for a frozen fill tube. I hope this information helps.
If it is not from a plugged or misaligned defrost drain tube, then it is always from air leaking into your refer section. Check you door gasket to see if it is sealing correctly all around your door. Make sure your door is shutting tightly every time. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists.
I assume it's a top freezer model. The drain is either blocked, or frozen up. You'll have to be able to remove the the rear panel in the FREEZER compartment and inspect. One other thing that can cause this, is if you have an Ice maker, and when filling, the fill hose to the ice maker hose has become dislodged.
the drain in the freezer is clog make sure the drain from the freezer
is clean all the way to the pan next to the compressor . you need to
open the back wall of your freezer for that ( the inside wall) clean
with buster (water pump)the drain is in the bottom middle of the freeze.
top freezer unit? coils could be frozen and passage to fridge blocked (that's how these work... cold flows down at rate determined by your fridge dial opening a little door). Empty the freezer and remove the rear panel. If you see lots of ice, your defrost element may be shot. Cheap online and fairly easy to replace.
IF YOU TAKE THE BACK PANEL OFF INSIDE THE FREEZER YOU WILL FIND A PIECE OF METAL UNDER THE EVAPORATOR COILS IN MIDDLE OF THIS METAL PAN IS A HOLE THAT LEADS THE WATER TO THE BOTTOM OF THE REF FOR EVAPORATION THE HOLE IN THE PAN IS PROBABLY PLUGGED TAKE THE ICE OUT AND CLEAR THER HOLE
This could be a bad thermostat. If your thermostat never closes it's swith then the defrost element never comes on and you get the problem you are having. Easy fix. Do you know where your timer is and can you retate it?
The water you hear sounds like it's coming from the automatic defroster in the freezer compartment. It runs down a drain tube into the pan you describe under the fridge. The pan is heated and evaporates the water.
Just some possible explanations if you are hearing "lots" of water"
* You may be in a warmer, more humid climate
* The temperature and humidity in your dwelling is elevated
* The door gasket on the freezer may be leaking
* The freezer is too full
* The freezer door is not closing properly
* The freezer door is being left open for extended periods
* There is a problem with the defrost cycle
If you are hearing water running all the time, check the ice maker water line and fill valve (if you have an ice maker) - there could be a leak or other malfunction.