I have a top freezer bottom fridge. Every few months, we find that the fridge ices up and water drips from the freezer into the fridge. At the same time, the fridge doesn't seem to get the cold air from the freezer so the fridge part becomes warm. We have tried defrosting each time but it has not helped. Model number: WRN38RWG.
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Re: Leaking Whirlpool fridge
Thanks for the question When this happens if the evaporator is all frosted up you have a derost problem could be your timer or your defrost thermostat which is located on the coils of the evaporator you can check this with a volt meter these meters are cheap you dont need a very expensive for ahout 20 dollars or the defrost timer one of the two is your problem thanks for the question The appliancedoc
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drain tube froze up also not allowing water to drain into the bottom drip tube but ur problem is that the fridge didnt automatically defrost so what i would do is call the place where u purchased it and get them to check it out cause it should still b under warranty
Check if your drip tank is full or if the opening to the drip tank is blocked by some ice pieces or something similar. If yes, get it cleared. It may also happen with aging. If it is so, there is no permanent fix for this problem.
I HAD THE SAME ISSUE EVERY FEW MONTHS. REMOVE THE BACK COVER IN THE FREEZER, YOU WILL SEE A SILVER TRY WITH MOST LIKELY ICE IN IT. THAW THAT ICE AND THERE IS A DRAIN HOLE IN IT. USING A HAIR DRIER GET THE TUBE TO THAW ALSO. ONCE WATER IS FLOWING TAKE A PIECE OF 12 GAUGE BARE COPPER WIRE AND SLIP IT ABOUT 18" INTO THE HOLE. WRAP THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIRE AROUND THE WIRE COIL YOU SEE WHICH IS THE DEFROSTER. WHEN IT WARMS IT WILL HEAT THE WIRE ALSO AND KEEP THE DRAIN CLEAR
the defroster isn't close enough to the drain to be effective. remove the back wall of the inside of the freezer, remove the excess ice. clear out the ice from the drain using hot water and a turkey baster. there is a kit from whirlpool that uses a piece of metal and a screw around the defrost rod, but I found out that a piece of 14 gauge solid core wire with the insulation stripped off works great too. stick the stripped wire into the drain, 2 to 3 inches, and wrap the rest around the defrost rod.
Hi, What has happened is that the drain hole in the freezer has frozen up and the defrost water is dripping into the fresh food area.
Remove the floor panel and the rear fan cover in the freezer and you see the ice that is blocking the drain.
Be carefull when removing the ice. DO NOT use a sharp object. The best way is to use a hair dryer.
Once you locate the drain hole, you will need to melt the ice down in the drain hole too. For this, you can use the hair dryer or poor a few glasses of hot water (sopping up the water between each glass).
What you will need to do after the drain is open is to put an after market drain heat transfer kit on to prevent this from reaccuring.
Please let me know if this is the case and I can get you the right part# or even send you the part.
If the freezer is on top then empty out the freezer and remove the bottom and back liner of the freezer compartment usually phillips screws. In the back you will see the freezer coils along with a defrost element. Below these two items u will see a drip tray that collects water from the coils on defrost cycle, in the center of the pan will be a drain hole that connects to a hose that leads to a pan under the refrigerator.Normally the water is collected there and evaporated. The hole in the tray in the freezer is clogged. Thaw it and clean it until you can pour water in it and it goes to the pan down below. please rate me
We were able to fix the freezer water leak. We unscrewed the false freezer floor and the inside back panel. Ice had accumulated on the freezer floor and the defrosting drain was frozen. We removed the ice by using a blow dryer then poured boiling hot water onto the frozen drain hole. The frozen water in the drain pipe hole eventually melted and the water released into the defrosting drip pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. Problem solved. We no longer have water leaking into the refrigerator.
the problem lies behind the freezer back wall panel, remove the panel, the ground (green) wire on the top left corner and the icemaker
all the ice build up under the evaperator will have to be removed, a good hair drier works well, direct the air at the center hole in the bottom of the metal panel all the ice out of the center hole will need to be melted out to be a success it will take a little time. you can pour some water down the hole and if you hear it going into the bottom drain pan then the tube is clear of ice.
My Whirlpool fridge had water droplets falling onto all three shelves and pooling unter the crisper drawers. I solved the problem by clearing the ice-clogged drain in the freezer.
In Whirlpool model ET21UM, the condensation drain hole is located directly behind the freezer. To access the drain hole, remove all your frozen items and place them in a large picnic cooler. Notice that the floor of the freezer is basically a large plastic tray fastened by two small bolts. Unscrew the bolts with a wrench or ratchet and remove the plastic tray. At this point you will probably see that water has seeped under the tray and created a mini ice rink on the bottom of your freezer. You can tap the ice lightly with the handle of a screwdriver to break it up. Once it's broken, toss the ice into your sink, or put it in a plastic bag and store into your cooler to keep everything cold.
Once the ice has been removed from the freezer floor, you should be able to see a metal drip trough in the back under a false wall hiding the condenser coils. It's a little tougher to remove the ice from the drip trough with the screwdriver method, so you might want to use a hair dryer. After a few minutes with the hair dryer, you should be able to remove most of the ice by hand. You can remove any water with a sponge or turkey baster. The only ice left will be a plug of ice in the drain hole in the middle of the drip trough. Heat up a cup of water in the microwave and carefully pour it into the drip trough. If the drip trough is hard to access, you might need to use a funnel. The hot water should melt most of the ice in the drain hole. If it pools in the drip trough and doesn't drain, use a sponge or turkey baster to remove the water and add hot water again. A small length of wire or a pipe cleaner might help clear any other obstruction in the drain hole. When the drain is clear you should hear water flowing through it. Dry off the floor of the freezer and return the plastic floor tray to it's spot and fasten with the two bolts. Remove any water that has pooled in your refigerator and you're done.