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Whisperkool 1600 xlt developed a drip from the right fan after many years of trouble free operation. What could be causing this?

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Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001329 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000001295 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000001295 All WhisperKOOL units come with a 2 year parts and labor warranty with a 5 year warranty on the compressor. During the warranty period, if the unit fails a replacement unit is sent at no cost to you. If your unit fails after this period we offer a Consumer Care Program to give the customer a chance to get a new unit at a deep discount. In many cases, the failing unit has been misapplied and the correct unit for the installation is sought after during the replacement process. Our customer service department is trained extensively, with live customer service representation with a streamlined process for not only helping with the products, but also assisting in identifying any limitations to the installation or ventilation of the cooling unit.
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Misery loves company, so I'm posting this even if it isn't in time to help you.

I had an XLT 8000 with similar problems. Vinotheque wanted to do the exchange program ($2,500+), and I was told the older aluminum coils might have leaked, and the exchange models come w/ SS coils. I was near to biting on that, when I decided to have a local refrigeration shop check it out.

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