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Plugged drain tube in model ET18NK/ET18NM - Whirlpool ET9FTKXK Top Freezer Refrigerator

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SOURCE: My refrigerator is drain tube IS PLUGGED

I am not seeing the answer to where is the drain whole for theer2chmxpl model of whirlpool refrigerator is. So I will share I found it behind the false back of the freezer under the coil but also under the tin pan under the coil. I had to use a hair dryer to defrost until I could pull the tin pan up but then I saw the black rubber ring and it was frozen over. I am trying to defrost with hair dryer.

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Have whirlpool ET18NK/ET18NM refrigerator-food freeze in the center of frig and veggie bins--water collects in bottom of frig to overflowing if I don't keep a container in middle of top shelf to catch ...

The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water
overflows into the ref. or freezer or on floor
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Sep 27, 2011 | Refrigerators

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I have a whirlpool model # ET19RKXFW01 and it drains inside the frig instead of down the drain tube- i have had it unplugged foor over 24 hrs- how do i see if the tube is plugged ?

What has worked for me, is the use of a guitar string. Work it down the drain tube and then move it around to clear any clogs.

Jul 26, 2011 | Refrigerators

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I have a Kenmore Model # 253.62812202 refrigerator. It collects water at the bottom of the vegee and fruit trays at the bottom of the refrigerator which eventually leaks out onto the kitchen floor. Does...

It has a clogged drain tube and bottom trays is already full.
De-clogged it using a solid wire, match enough to penetrate the drain tube.
Insert solid wire slowly to the drain tube, back and forth.
Put water to clean and rinse drain tube.
Regularly check drain tube for clogged and tray for full water.
Good luck.

Jun 27, 2011 | Kenmore 16.7 cu. ft. / 473 liter Upright...

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How do I clear a plugged defrost coil drain line?

You will need to Clear the drain by forcing a solution of water and bleach or water and baking soda into the drain line with a basting syringe. If the solution will not flow through, slide a length of 1/4 inch flexible tubing into the drain tube to push the clog through to the drain pan. Remove the tubing after clearing the clog. This will correct the issue.

Jun 20, 2010 | Roper RT14DKX Top Freezer Refrigerator

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My refrigerator is drain tube IS PLUGGED

The drain is normally not accesible for customers. Contact an appliance service company to clear the drain.

Feb 10, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Water is pooling in the bottom of the refrigerator. this model does NOT have an automatic ice maker, nor is connected to any water source. model #frt18g4awo

This is usually caused by the drain tube being plugged. There is usually a collector tray mounted under the refrigerator near the compressor and a small drain tube that runs into the refrigerator. The tube will plug with slime and green mold over time. Without knowing the model or make I cannot tell you for sure where the tray is located. If you find the tray you should see a tube laying into or hanging above the tray and running up to the refrigerator. Clean this tube and the little drain hole in the refrigerator with a pipe cleaner or soft piece of wire. Also check your door seals as a bad seal will also cause excess moisture to form in refrigerator, and children constantly opening and closing will also cause excess moisture to form and if the drain is plugged it will build up in the bottom.

Oct 07, 2009 | Refrigerators

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Freezer drain plug

Self defrosting refrigerators as well as freezers all have a defrost drain system. This drain system can become plugged or frozen causing defrost drain water to back up into the refrigerator or freezer compartment. The water may gather under the crisper drawers on top freezer models. On side by side, bottom or stand alone freezers ice will build up in the freezer at the bottom and eventually leak out the door.

Plugged Defrost Drain - Freezer on Top (Water under the crisper drawers)

At the top of the refrigerator next to the temperature controls there usually is a cup-like part that carries the defrost drain water into a tube and out the back of the refrigerator to a defrost drain pan behind the unit. Pull the cup out of the tube and clean the cup with hot water and soap. If there is no cup, pull the refrigerator out away from the wall, go behind it and disconnect the drain tube to clear it. If the drain tube is not accessible from the back or the drain can not be cleared from there the main back panel in the freezer can be removed to access, thaw and flush out the drain under the cooling coil.

Use a turkey baster to flush HOT water into the tube to clear any obstruction. The water squirted into the tube should end up in the defrost drain pan.

If the tube will not clear with hot water try blowing it out with compressed air.

Put the cup back on and make sure it is all the way on or in the tube.

Plugged Defrost Drain - Side By Side, Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator or Stand Alone Freezer

The defrost drain pan is located at the bottom of the freezer compartment behind the back wall of the freezer. On some models, the pan is accessible without removing the back panel and others are not. After you get to the defrost drain pan use a hair dryer to melt the ice from the pan.

Once the ice is removed use a turkey baster to squirt HOT water into the drain hole to clear the drain.

When the drain is clear you should hear or see the water you are squirting into the hole enter the pan under or behind the refrigerator.

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Jan 26, 2009 | Whirlpool ET9FTKXK Top Freezer...

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Water leaking onto floor from refrigerator/freezer

The defrost drain is stopped up. Without taking anything apart, the easiest way to clear the drain is to blow compressed air through the drain tube which is at the back of the Fridge. You'll see it..... it drains water into the drip pan. Hope this helps !

Oct 09, 2017 | Refrigerators

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Water leaking below the freezer unit

I have a GE side-by-side refrigerator/freezer and have had the same problem with water pooling at the bottom of the freezer and running onto the floor. The solution is easy. There is a drain tube just behind the pull out drawer at the toward the bottom of the freezer. When that tube get's plugged, it does not allow for water to drain out into the drain pan. To solve the problem, first remove any ice build up from the bottom of the freezer and from around the drain tube opening. Then pull the freezer away from the wall and remove the cover from the bottom of the appliance. You will see a drain tube on the bottom right side. This is the tube that is plugged. Simply use a turkey baster to squirt warm water down the tube from the inside of the freezer (or anything that will allow you to squirt water into the drain tube) until water flows from the tube into the drain pan. It usually takes me 3-5 times to clear the line and once it is cleared, I run a little additional water through the line to make sure it's cleaned out well. The repair is simple and only take about 15-20 minutes.

Apr 17, 2008 | Refrigerators

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