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My frige is raining on the in side . And the draine is clear ,it is lean back so the door suts on its own . and the cooling fins don't have frost on them. But the drain keeps frezzing closed . So i rain a wire down the drain tub . And it is still doing it . the modle number is et8lfkxk005

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  • mr fixit 236 Oct 03, 2008

    The drip pan goes to the hole . When i pore water in it there is nun on the pan. And the temp is right to . I can take all the food out . And it still does it . The wire was just to make sure the drain was clear. It douse not heat up. I kinda wonder if the defrost denator is going bad. the heater gets red . but not red hot like an ovens does .

  • mr fixit 236 Oct 03, 2008

    thanks i will give that a try . it sounds like it will work . thank you vermuch

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OBVIUSLY THE DEFROST TIMER IS WORKING AND ALSO THE ELEMENT. MAY THE DRIP PAN IN THE FREZZER SECTION IS PERFORATED OR YOU KEEP THE FRIDGE AT MAX ALL THE TIME ALSO MAKE SURE IT HAS ENOUGH SPACE TO CIRCULATE THE AIR INSIDE OF IT AND OUT. ALSO MAYBE THE WIRE YOU RAN INTO THE DRAIN IT DOESNOT HEAT UP TOO MUCH.

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  • JOSE SIN Oct 03, 2008

    WHAT I HAVE DONE ON SOME WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATORS AND HAVE WORKED IS THAT I GET A DOUBLE PIECE OF BAILING WIRE AND PUT IN THE HOLE THE OTHER SIDE SWIRL IT TO THE HEATING ELEMENT THIS WILL MAKE THE WIRE HEAT UP AND KEEP THE DRAIN CLEAN GO JUST LIKE AN INCH INSIDE THE DRAIN HOLE.



    I HAVE DONE AND HAVE FOUND NO PROBLEMS AFTERWARDS I HAVE A COUPLE UNITS LIKE THAT AND THEY HAVE BEEN LIKE THAT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS

  • JOSE SIN Oct 03, 2008

    have a nice day.

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