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Overflowing drip pan under the fridge

Whirlpool Model ET1CHMXKQ03 Refrigerator drip pan under the fridge seems too small. When the fridge self-defrosts, water fills the pan and then pours onto the kitchen floor. Could it be a bad evaporator? Help.

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  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    Lots of water is accumulating at the bottom of the inside of the refrigerator under the crisper drawers. Can't figure out where it is coming from. It eventually spills out on to the floor in less than a weeks time.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    pan leaking onto floor

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    I need to find an evaporator pan for a medallion 850 GE fridge,it is missing and the plastic pan just fills up and overflows on the floor. Can you show me a picture where it should be positioned in the back.

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problem could be door seals not sealing completely and hence excessive ice formed on evaporator and excess water when it melts. however, i have found this problem many times with large larder fridges and really found no cure.

for guest.
towards the bottom of the back wall, there is a gulley with a drain hole in the middle. this drain is blocked. clear it with something flexible and make sure water flows away freely

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