Question about Whirlpool ET1FTKXK Top Freezer Refrigerator

2 Answers

Water dripping from underside of chest freezer

Water drips from the underside of my chest freezer which is installed in the kitchen. I take it that this is condensation. Is the only solution to run a dehumidifier or can you get drip trays that would fit under the freezer.

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: Water dripping from underside of chest freezer

I've seen this one before. The problem turned out to be wet insulation. This is likely the problem with yours which probably happened when you last defrosted it.

When the insulation gets wet the problem cascades as more and more moisture accumulates in it. The affected insulation loses it's R-value and the cold transmits right through the wall or floor of the unit.

This problem is impossible to solve unless you cut the case apart and replace the insulation, (but how do you know you’re not going to hit an embedded refrigeration line? Not advisable).

One temporary solution that may last the remaining life of the unit anyway is to prevent air, and the moisture it holds, from contacting the affected area. This can be done the old Red-Green way with some insulation, plastic and duct tape. Scrape any visible frost off first so your new insulation doesn’t become affected as well.

If you tip the freezer up to do this, do it so the largest line coming out of the compressor is facing downward, then let it sit for at least 8 hrs before you start it up again.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 363 Answers
Re: Water dripping from underside of chest freezer

First make sure the door seals are sealing correctly and not letting the air in to the compartment because this is the only source of water.

Check that there is no ice buid-up around the seals.


Posted on Oct 13, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My sunbeam chest freezer is pouring water out the bottom,

Probably drains during defrost cycle. It might be missing drip pan at bottom. Check for any missing parts at bottom.

Jun 10, 2014 | Sunbeam 5.5 cu. ft. Chest Freezer, White

1 Answer

During the defrost cycle our refrigerator leaks water from the freezer side out the front into the floor of the kitchen. Where could it be coming out and what will fix it?

The water from the melting ice during defrost should be guthered from the drip drain pan which is under the evaporator pipe coil and is passing though the drain tube which is conected to the dip pan and should end out on the back of the fridge to the compressor to evaporate. The problem posibly is that the drain tube is goggle either from ice or from dirt or both and the water since it can not end to compressor it overfrow from drip pan inside the freezer. So you can clean the drip pan and drain tube using a wire rod and problem will be solved.

Sep 13, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Hi, I have a refurbished RFG297AARS from Samsung that we purcased as a refurb about 7 days ago. On day 1-3, a puddle of water formed under the back right underside of the fridge, without the water line...

Chances are its either the drip line or drip tray.. there is a drain to route the condensation pulled out of the fridge and freezer that leads to a drip pan underneat the unit.

Either the drip tray was not installed.. reinstalled incorrectly or the drain tube is leaking or no longer directed to it, or it's overflowing due to excess condensate.

Best of luck!

Apr 26, 2011 | Samsung RFG297AARS (285 cu ft) Bottom...

1 Answer

Kitchenaid Refrigerator dripping water

i have a kitchenaid top / bottom refrigerator water drips in top part only not freezer. what is my problem?

Dec 31, 2009 | KitchenAid Superba KSRG25FK Side by Side...

1 Answer

Water dripping out of the freezer onto kitchen floor i removed back panel in freezer and drip collector under coils overflowing

You will need to unclog this drain with a small flexible drain cleaner, you may be able to use a small piece of a coat hanger, and push the debris through

Oct 29, 2009 | Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side...

1 Answer

Kitchen aid bottom freezer dripping sound

drain cloged behind freezer panel?

Aug 26, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Maytag ice maker will not release cubes

Sounds like it has a " seeping " water valve . Only thing to do is replace the water inlet valve . There is a certain amount of water to go into icemaker at fill . A seeping valve will let water continually drip into icemaker , making large cubes which icemaker cannot dump . A larger amount of seeping , will overfill the icemaker , and drip into the freezer and floor .

Aug 12, 2009 | Maytag Refrigerators

1 Answer

Water periodically comes from the underside of refrigerator

This is probably water resulting from the defrost cycle. Normally the water drips into a pan under the fridge and evaporates. You probably have a leak in the drip pan.

May 04, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Kitchen Aid Super Ba refrig..water dripping from water spout !

To stop the dripping now, turn the water off.

The problem is there is either mineral caught in the seat of the dispenser valve, or the dispenser valve seat has a bad place in it. Removal and cleaning/replacement is required.

Jan 18, 2009 | KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool ET1FTKXK Top Freezer Refrigerator Logo

130 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4625 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides