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Freezer drips water into refrigerator

Kitchenaid model KTRP21KKWH00. Periodically the freezer drips water into the refrigerator. When we remove the bottom panel of the freezer compartment, there is a build-up of ice. The water seems to refreeze into the drainage hole before it has a chance to completely empty. To "fix" the problem (albeit temporarily) we drip hot water down the hole until it starts to flow again into the drip pan under the refrigerator. We removed all ice cube trays from the freezer the last time this happened (4weeks ago) and have kept a minimal amount of food in it just to see if that would stop the problem. It's happening again. I haven't checked under the panel yet for an ice build-up but there is water in my refrigerator on the shelves and collected at the bottom floor of the refrigerator so I know the problem has not been resolved. Any ideas why this is happening? Peggy H.

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Have same problem with water collecting in bottom of refrigerator. My solution was defrosting the frig and seeing if it happens again. I'm shopping for another frig at the same time!

  • bgbitbol Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem with the same model - water collecting at bottom of refrigerator. We defrosted it. I am shopping for another frig just in case this one continues to have the same problem...there was too much water pooling in our frig!

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Yes you are right there is a drain tube in the middle of the coils. You need to remove the back panel and you will see the coils of the evaporator (freezer) and right underneath you will see drain tube. Now more then likely it is plugged with ice so take some regular table salt and two or three teaspoons on the top of the tube opening will break it loose and start draining. Take some regular tap water and pour down just to flush the tube and inspect the bottom collection pan under the fridge and see how much water is coming out. Be sure to have unit turned off when you do this cause the fan will run inside the freezer compartment other wise. Hope this helps you. ken

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: water collects on shelves and below the crisper bins at bottom

Your defrost drain hole is frozen closed.
Remove the back freezer panel and defrost the ice with a hair dryer.
Once the drain is clear poura 1/4 cup bleach in the drain hole.

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Your refrigerator has a defrost drain blockage behind the evaporator in your your freezer compartment. Some models like yours have leak in the turns as the water leaves the freezer. I recommend that you unplug and remove the cover to the evaporator and check the defrost condensate tray below the evaporator. A wet vacuum cleaner and poring a solution with clorox in the drain will help you clean locate the leak and where the blockage may be downline.. I do have the manual on yours and can help you solve this. Some times this is a factory defect and I can help you solve the freezing drain problem. Let me know, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: water dripping from freezer onto top shelf of fridge with ice buildup back of freezer

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.

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http://fixitnow.com/wp/2009/05/26/the-permanent-cure-for-repeatedly-freezing-condensate-drains-in-whirlpool-roper-kitchenaid-top-mount-refrigerators/





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