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WHIRLPOOL MODEL NO. ET8CHMXKBO4: WATER COLLECTING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FRIDGE AND LEAKING TO FLOOR AT FRONT DOOR; ICEMAKER NOT CONNECTED. NO WATER IN DRIP PAN. DEFROSTER LEAKING SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FREEZER AND DRIP PAN? IF THIS IS TRUE WHAT IS LIKELY THE PROBLEM? WHAT DO WE DO TO FIX: CAN'T GET AT INTERNALS FROM BACK. HOW DO WE GET AT INTERNALS FROM INSIDE, IT IS ALL PLASTIC SNAP-TOGETHER?

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  • W1PLLL Apr 28, 2009

    Thank you. But, the drain "cup" in my fridge is a piece of styrofoam in a plastic housing and seems to lead nowhere. Also, there is no elbow/hose on back of the fridge. The drain hose drops from the inside directly into the drain pan. Where do I go from here?

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The likely problem is the drain leading from freezer to bottom of refrigerator is clogged or stopped up. I will send you to another link so you can see and get pictures and answers to help you solve this.
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=22.0

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Let me know if this help, Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Apr 28, 2009

    Did you get a chance to look at the link I provided that shows almost the same situation that you have. He also resolved the problem by improvising and making a few changes along the way. I also will help you through this. Do you have a camera? We may need to replace the part that is where the styrofoam cup. I will see if there is a replacement part. You try to remove the pipe and clean like in the photos that are at the link below. I will be back with you. Sea Breeze



    http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.ph...

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    John Tripp Apr 28, 2009

    I can see now that is a part that is not listed as a replaceable part. My hopes are that someone you know can fabricate something better than a Styrofoam cup to catch the water as the freezer defrost and drains water down to the pan next to compressor.If you need anything let me know. Sorry I could not find a part for you.........Sea Breeze

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