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Whirlpool WRX38R (top freezer) Water drips from Frig. roof

In only the last month, water drips irregularly from the openings towards the front of the refigerator roof, below the freezer compartment. Has to be absorbed by leaving rolled-up towel in upper shelves of the frig.

Temperatures in freezer and frig. are normal for their purpose.

However, at no time since purchase (Dec 2001) has water collected in the evaporation tray at the rear of the refrigerator: it has been dry at each inspection.

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    Nicesuit May 11, 2010

    could either be a door seal that is tired or (if its a frost free) the drain hole in the rear of the freezer could be blocked/frozen up.



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jumptrout51
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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.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: WATER DRIPS DOWN FROM INSIDE TOP REFRIGERATOR BELOW FREEZER

Not an original solution - but a good one. Remove panels at the back of the freezer compartment to expose the heater unit or heater wire that defrosts the freezer coils and wrap a solid copper wire gently around the heater/ heater wire and place the loose end in the drain. This will conduct heat to the freezer drain and help keep it open. I did see a manufactured part in one of the appliance parts websites but it did not match my unit.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

aasc
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SOURCE: OUR TOP MOUNT WHIRLPOOL FRIG IS DRIPPING WATER

Remove the food and the ice maker from the freezer ( if equiped ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line . Use an ALUMINUM solid wire , 14-16 guage , with the insulation completely off , and insert one end into the drain hole as far as possible without any force . Wrap the other end about 1 1/2 to 2 turns , around the black rod (defrost heater) , above the hole . When refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer from the heater , to the wire , keeping the hole from freezing up again .

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

Testimonial: "THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOUR SOLUTION WAS SPOT ON. I USED ONE OF THOSE COPPER GROUNDING WIRES TO PUT IN THE DRAIN HOLE AND WRAPPED END AROUND BLACK TUBE."

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SOURCE: Refrigerator is producing water which seems to

Remove the food and the ice maker from the freezer ( if equiped ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line . Use an ALUMINUM or COPPER solid wire , 14-16 guage , with the insulation completely off , and insert one end into the drain hole as far as possible without any force . Wrap the other end about 1 1/2 to 2 turns , around the black rod (defrost heater) , above the hole . When refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer from the heater , to the wire , keeping the hole from freezing up again .

Posted on May 26, 2010

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