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Whirlpool refrigerator Model Number ET1FTTXKQ03 Keeps freezing

The top mounted freexer keeps freezing. We have stopped running the water line to the fridge, but problem started prior to this. I have totally defrosted the freezer and have tinkered with the settings. I do not know how to check the theromostat or the defrost timer to see if they are working. Any advice? There is a "drainage" chamber in the back that gets copletely iced up. It seems that I am getting condensation from somewhere, but it also seems like it seals well. There is not frost all over, just frozen water all over the bottom! Thanks

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  • Fink38 Nov 10, 2008

    I have tried that, wel not taking the rear panel. I will try that and see. I have never checked for flow or not. The next qyestion is why does it get clogged?

  • Darrell Pinkerton Feb 28, 2009

    Same problem here. I have removed and defrosted the entire thing.

    It fixes the problem for a few days - then right back the the refrigerator shelves full of dripping water.

    I have noticed that the Ice Maker gets clogged with ice on the inlet funnel. I am thinking the the water line is dripping into the freezer and freezing the ice maker before it can refill. So when the ice maker tells it to refill the tray - the water spills into the freezer and the overflow hole.
    This has been going on for 6 months or so.

    Any suggestions?


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Common issue.....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 Nov 10, 2008

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Nov 10, 2008

    can freeze for any number of reasons, flukey thing i problably clear/clean 1 or 2 a month at work, and answered this question probably 9 times this month alone on this site.

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