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Leaking freezer into fridge

Freezer is leaking water into the main fridge. Both temperatures in each compartment are adequate but the freezer appears to be leaking water into the fridge. The fridge is level and not over packed. It's a whirlpool top freezer fridge. Any suggestions?

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  • nthomas37 May 15, 2009

    That is the case the hole was completely frozen up. What part could we install to prevent this from happening again? Your advice was very helpfull!!! :)

  • nthomas37 May 15, 2009

    Thank you so much! We're canadian so i think we'll pick it up at a hardware store here. We appreciate the help! You saved us buying a new fridge!! :)

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Hi, What has happened is that the drain hole in the freezer has frozen up and the defrost water is dripping into the fresh food area.
Remove the floor panel and the rear fan cover in the freezer and you see the ice that is blocking the drain.
Be carefull when removing the ice. DO NOT use a sharp object. The best way is to use a hair dryer.
Once you locate the drain hole, you will need to melt the ice down in the drain hole too. For this, you can use the hair dryer or poor a few glasses of hot water (sopping up the water between each glass).
What you will need to do after the drain is open is to put an after market drain heat transfer kit on to prevent this from reaccuring.
Please let me know if this is the case and I can get you the right part# or even send you the part.

Thakns
Vic

Posted on May 15, 2009

  • Victor
    Victor May 15, 2009

    The part# 819043

    www.whirlpoolpartssurplus.com is my parts site if you need to order one.

    You're very welcome on the support.

    Vic

  • Victor
    Victor May 15, 2009

    I understand. I appreciate that you checked.

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