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Water dripping inside fridge

Inside the refigerator, there is water accumulating towards the back of the shelves. it looks like it is coming from the vents in the back of the fridge. it also ends up accumulating under the crispers.

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  • thomas gardy Mar 16, 2007

    catriver,you were right on the money with your solution.the drain tube was frozen over.thanks for the help! jeets

  • ks121 Jan 08, 2008

    I've done as suggested, taking everything out of the freezer and clearing the drain with hot water. Start to finish it takes about three hours. My problem is that within a month it is clogged again and ruining my produce! I live in an arid climate, and doubt that humidity is the sole culprit. Is it possible the condenser is bad, or maybe the seal around the door is faulty?

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    Defrosted th have water in the bottom and frost in the freezer again.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    water coming in back vent flooding the shelves and under the crisper it sounds like a clogged or frozen drain tube how do i fix this?

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    every 5 days or so, water accumulates inside the optibin crisper bins...any idea where it is coming from and, of course, how to fix it?

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Jeets, remove the bottom panel from the freezer by removing the 2 quarter inch screws up front. See if you have a sheet of ice under it. If you do, you probably have a frozen drain tube in back. When the unit goes into defrost the water is running down the air vents instead of the drain tube. If this is the case, you will have to remove the back panel in the freezer and clear the drain hole. Use hot water if it is frozen over....Catriver..post back.

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Here is the link to the manual if you need it; http://www.whirlpool.com/assets/pdfs/product/ZUSECARE/2314472.pdf especially this time of year there can be a massive increase in humidity which often is the cause - the only real cure is to dehumidify the room and try and limit how often you open the fridge. even if the water seems like too much for this to be the cause, you would be surprised how much condensation humid air can produce - I assume everything else seems to be working as normal? ask again if you don't find what you need. check this link too; http://whirlpool.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/whirlpool.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_page=1&p_cv=1.113&p_pv=1.137&p_prods=137&p_cats=113&p_search_text=&p_new_search=1 Hope this helps :)

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Add a short peice of aluminum wire wrapped around the heater going about two inches into the drain hole. This acts like a heat sink to keep the drain warm till the water runs down the hole.

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A repairman replaced a timer that controlls the auto-defrost cycle three months ago. I haven't had to defrost since then, and find that my milk doesn't go bad as fast.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

I have the same problem, every to months after cleaning freezes up again. Just ordered a heat probe from whirlpool $15. It is suppose to keep it from freezing up.

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