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2000 Whirpoool top-mount Refrig model ET2INKKXJT00

Leaking water from freezer into the crisper area and lower 1/2 of the frig..yes I have removed freezer upper tray unplugged, thawed,and with a hairdryer blown and melted ice til the tube opens up, this works but every 6 months I have to repeat these steps any solutions would be helpful this is a pain..any recall?

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    I have opened the drain using a similar technique about three weeks ago and it has frozen up again....Is there something else I should be looking at? Maybe a clog farther down the drain tube?

  • mdolar Dec 29, 2008

    I also have a Whirlpool with this same problem. Has anyone received any suggestions for a fix?

  • fitzl Jan 02, 2009

    12/24/08 I noticed My refrigerator is doing the same thing- leaking water into the frig compartment. I don't know what to do.

  • joncamop1 Jan 10, 2009

    the appliance stores I talked to said a drain heater is not a solution and is a pain to use and rarely sold anymore, everyone I have talked to said I'll just have to put up with the leak.

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They make a small drain heater for slow drains like yours that you should be able to pickup from any appliance parts center.

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