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Refrigerator whirlpool model wrx38rwh6

Fridge working normally until water started to drip from a vent at the top front
underside of the fridge compartment...no other signs of fault and the unit
apears to be doing what it should be.........help solve .....thanks

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  • sabela Oct 26, 2008

    I have been experiencing a problem intermittently whereby water drips from the inside of my fridge; it comes from a little vent thing above the dairy compartment. I would say it has happened 3-4 times in the last 3 weeks. At first I thought it may have been caused by the door not being closed properly, but this does not seem to be the case. All else is working well.

  • Danni-J Nov 05, 2008

    Hi, I'm having the exact same problem with my fridge (Whirlpool WRX38RWH6). Ever since the weather got a bit warmer water keeps dripping out of the top vent. I will give your sollution a go - thanks : )..... I've also noticed that the fridge isn't as cold as it should be - I've put the Temperature control on the coldest but it still isn't cold enough. The temperature control dial has an option of "WPL(38/42)" ....do you know what that means?....any way of getting the fridge colder or do you think its just broken!

  • John Jacobs
    John Jacobs Aug 10, 2013

    I have found a service manual for this fridge here:http://appliance911seabreeze.com/WRX38-4...

  • John Jacobs
    John Jacobs Aug 10, 2013

    Service manual here:http://appliance911seabreeze.com/WRX38-4...

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Sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

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Remove rubber elbow inside top left of fridge and check water drains from here to tank at back of unit. If clear, ice is clogging drain under freezer to elbow which is most common problem. Carefully remove the evaporation slots cover. This has 4 large clips on long slot side and 8 small clips on square hole side. Start at middle and squeeze and lift from small clip side until it pops. Continue each way until removed. Time is required to allow defrosting between this point and rubber elbow. Fans, warm water and other gentle assistance will help but this could take 5hours or more, When water flows from front to elbow, reassemble, restart and restock.

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