Whirlpool side by side defrost drain pan overflowing
Our Whirlpool side by side refrigerator's defrost drain pan is overflowing onto the floor, at least once every 24 hours. It has been going on for about a week. Everything seems normal on the inside, but we can't figure out the leak. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Re: Whirlpool side by side defrost drain pan overflowing
Maybe your machine has a leaky door, letting moist air inside. Make sure your compressor area is lint free. The heat from the compressor is supposed to evaporate that water. Make sure the pan is exactly in the right place, level, not cracked.
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You have a defrost drain that is plugged. You will have to locate the drian and clean it out.Try looking in the freezer side way back and on the bottom.Also you may be able to get to it from behind the refigerator.Hope this helped.
If your water filter is " thru the kick plate , at the bottom , replace the filter . I have found several times now , where the filter rubber seals , have leaked into the drain pan , causing it to over flow . You do not have to replace the filter housing , just the filter .
On the freezer side at the bottom of the freezer coil there is a drain. There should be a thin aluminium filiament attached to the defrost element and feeding down into the drain tube. This filiament conducts heat from the element down the tube preventing ice forming in the tube and keeping it clear.
There is a drain hole in the back of the freezer on the bottom. Get back there with some hot water. Most of the time it is just lime build up. Unless you know what feel back there. Another way is to move the freezer out and from the back side you can see the drain line. It just pulls right off
problem could be door seals not sealing completely and hence excessive ice formed on evaporator and excess water when it melts. however, i have found this problem many times with large larder fridges and really found no cure.
towards the bottom of the back wall, there is a gulley with a drain hole in the middle. this drain is blocked. clear it with something flexible and make sure water flows away freely
Check and make sure you defrost drain in the freezer isn't frozen. The water may be coming from the bottom of the freezer inside. When the heater comes on to defrost the evaporator, the water drips in to a small hole in the back bottom of the freezer inside. If the drain freezes, the water runs out into the freezer on the bottom and eventually onto the floor in front of the freezer door. It will eventually create a gap and let moisture into the freezer and may show up in the refrigerator section as condensation. Remove the ice build up including the alluminum drain pan area where the drain is located. Pour hot water into the drain to defrost it. You may have to remove the back of the freezer wall on the bottom to get better access. If the water goes down the drain, its clear. If you need a part for your refrigerator, please email me on ebay under user name themackshack. Good luck! , Mack