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I have a top-mount refrigerator that is leaking from the air vent

It is leaking water in a steady stream from the air circulation vent from the freezer to the frig. It does it when I think it goes in to defrost mode. There is no water in the evaporation pan under the frig however.

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  • alan746 Dec 28, 2008

    Dear "Guru", can you explain where the drain hole is located from beneath? We're having the same problem, with water dripping from the top freezer onto the top shelf and elsewhere in the lower fridge.

  • raschmidt Jan 05, 2009

    I've been using this method of clearing the drain tube for over five years; once a year like clockwork. But is there a BETTER solution than this? Why doesn;'t it just condense and drain like all good fridges? It's a Whirlpool Designer 21 fro 8/1996.

    Thanks, Rick

  • pwrrakr Jan 17, 2009

    show picture of where drainhole is inside whirlpool refrigerators freezer. mine is clogged.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I have a model ET1CHKXKQ01 manufactuered in 2002. I have that same problem with drainage of water. My question is access to the drainage tube from the bottom. After allowing this to thaw for 24 hours, do I have to remove a panel from the back?

  • mitch_kellyh Feb 09, 2009

    Please tell me where drain tubing is to unclog it

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    defrost water leaks into frig

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    only water seen at the wheels area in front. all dry in back

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I had the same problem with a whirlpool refrigerator with freezer on top. TURN OFF & UN-PLUG IT. To access the freezer drain you must pull the refrig out from the wall and take off the bottom-back panel, it uses some (7) small nut headed screws. The drain is the white tube on the left going into the drain pan. You can push a long wire or plastic hose up the tube, however that will probably only hit something solid (ice) and blowing air may not clear it, until you let the freezer completely thaw out, which may take several days. The following may help experienced do-it-yourself nuts, it is not for the faint of heart! I took out all the freezer items and placed them in coolers to keep them frozen. Then removed the back panel in the freezer, two nut headed screws at the top center. The bottom of this panel was frozen to the bottom of the freezer compartment, so I used a hair-dryer to thaw it enough to loosen it. (Be careful: water and electricity do not mix well!) The left side of this panel has some electrical control wires attached, so the left side will not come out, just rotate the panel and lean it against the left side of the compartment. Now use the hair dryer (or pour hot water on it) to melt the ice along the bottom back of the compartment under the freezer coils. BE CAREFUL: The fins are sharp and will cut! Do not bend them. If they are all frozen up your heating element-defroster may be out. If there is only ice along the bottom, the hair-dryer or hot-water will help melt it to the point it can be removed. If the drain hole at the back-bottom-center-right is plugged with ice, poor hot water on it to speed up its melting. The hair drier will not do this very fast and you cannot chip it out without damaging the plug hole. Mine was solid ice about 2 inches into the tube and hot water finally thawed it. Then pour water through the hole to flush it out. Clean the bottom drain pan & re-assemble. Good luck.

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Could someone show picture where drain hole is inside freezer

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HI thanks for the question The drain tube Is clogged up . You have to turn fridge off for 24 hrs . Because the drain hose goes down to the drain pan , it goes between the walls. So you cant access it to clean it out Get a small hose and push It up the drain tube from the bottom ,and blow Up the hose to clear the debris

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