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Whirlpool Custom Series refrigerator leaks -Model ET18JKXSN05

HI. My Whirlpool Custom Series refrigerator's freezer is leaking water into the main refrigerator through a hole in the bottom of the freezer. There's a plastic 'catcher' for the water, and that attaches to a plastic water line (drain)at the back of the frige. This line is clogged, so the water is leaking into the frige. Where does this water line go? Is it supposed to go to a drain? The model number is ET18JKXSN05

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  • imnotdeadyet May 13, 2009

    Interesting. I've never seen a frige that has this, but I am no expert. One thing, it seems to drain water all the time- and the frige doesn't seem to need to be defrosted- I don't see any ice. Can you think of a reason that this drains water all the time?

  • imnotdeadyet May 13, 2009

    OK, that sounds good. Found that there isn't a pan below the fridge, and the line was clogged. Where should the pan be? There's nothing under the fridge at all... might have to find where the line leads...

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It sounds like the line you found is for draining the water from the defrost cycle. It should drain the water from melting the ice into the pan at the bottom so it will evaporate. Sounds like its being clogged is the cause of the water in your fridge.

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 13, 2009

    I based my speculation on the observation that the line was clogged and it was connected to the drain pan.



    You must have an icemaker.



    In that case, the line has to be the water line to your icemaker (and water dispenser if you have one). If water is running all the time, the line is leaking. This can be stopped by turning off the valve on this line.



    You don't see ice in the freezer because once a day a heater and fan come on and melt the small amount of ice which has accumulated in the last 23 hours. The resulting water is drained to the pan below for evaporation.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 13, 2009

    The pan may be so well placed/fitted that it looks like the bottom of the refrigerator -- do you think that's possible?

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