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Refrigerator whirlpool model wrx38rwh6

Water has started to drip from a vent located at the upper front part of the fridge compartment...please advise as to the cause and remedy to this problem

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    Whirlpool Fridge Freezer ARC4170 has water dripping from the air intake located between the freezer and fridge compartments. What is the fix?

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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

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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