Whirlpool s/b/s refrigerator - water not evaporating on freezer side - collects & freezes under bottom food bin
In our Whirlpool side by side refrigerator / freezer Model ED25CQ, water drains in the freezer side under the lowest food bin where it collects and freezes. I have to break it up and remove it every few days. Three times, repairmen have cleared ice out of the drain behind the lowest bin and said that the heater which keeps the water from freezing when it goes into the drain and eventually into the evaporator under the refrigerator wasn't working properly. Each time, after a few weeks of working okay, the problem developed all over again.
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Did any of the repairmen replace the heater which is at fault or did all three of them change it? If it has not been changed then I would suggest that it should be. If it continues to be a problem then you can get drainline heaters added to the system but you would need to talk to a fridge guy before they wasted a journey. The other possibility is that the front cover is not inside the drain pan or a leak in the drain pan, and if you have an icemaker you could even get water coming from further up the cabinet. Either way I would suggest picking your favourite of the three and tell them that the problem is unresolved. Most fridge guys offer some sort of warranty on work that they do. Hope this is of some help.
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You have a clogged drain in the freezer from the defrost system. You will need to clear out all the ice, remove the rear wall and clear the drain under the evaporator as well. Failure to remove all the ice from the drain system will cause this issue to return. Good Luck
You have a clogged drain system in the freezer, as the unit will defrost daily, the water can't leave the freezer properly and the water collects. You need to de-ice the freezer and clean out the drain tube at the bottom of the freezer section under the evaporator. Good Luck
the drain in the back of freezer is blocked
dismantle front of evaporator and deice drain
maybe so hot water over this should fix problem
whendrain is clear water should run donwn hole and collect in evaporator tray under fridge
you may need to mop up after you finish
When the freezer goes
through the defrost cycle, the water collects in the defrost drain pan
and drains into a pan underneath the unit where it evaporates over
time. If the defrost drain pan is clogged, the water will fill the pan
where it will freeze. Once the pan is full of ice, the water from the
defrost cycle will run over the pan and down into the fresh food
section. This will require that the drain pan be clean of the ice and
the drain tube cleared of ice and debris. Hope this helps.
Find the drain line from the freezer to the evaporation pan near the motor. Often the line is visible on the back of the fridge. That line is plugged either with food residue or the collection point in the freezer is solid ice. The self defrost feature melts the frost and drains it to the evap pan. If you remove the floor from the freezer area, you will see the collection point. When the line gets plugged with food, no water drains and then freezes to block the line even worse. So, if there is ice at the collection point, remove it somehow, maybe a hair dryer, and then clear the line by blowing compressed air from the bottom of the drain hose through to the collection point.
there is a cup in the back wall of the fridge that is the drain pull it out gently and clean it plus take a small hose and blow through the small hole if there is no cup check under the crisper to see if the drain hole is there