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How do you remove the air duct from the back of a whirlpool gold bottom mount freezer back?

I am in the process of trying to remove the back inside panel in order to attempt to clear the frost drain. I haven't been able to find any other source of a freezer leak and its ruining the laminate flooring underneath. cant seem to get the duct off to remove the back panel. 4 screws are already removed and i see the screwdriver symbol and it shows a counterclockwise rotation but no dice thus far.

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SOURCE: ice build up in back section of a Whirlpool no frost top freezer refrigerator 66"hx30"wx27"d

your sure the defrost cycle works? sounds to me its not. you need to remove the freezer back and check the defrost components. or put it in the defrost cycle and see if it is working. to get that much frost as you describe the dor would have to be left open. also check all door seals. let me know what you find and we can go from there

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Top Mount Refridgerator is Leaking

the problem lies behind the freezer back wall panel, remove the panel, the ground (green) wire on the top left corner and the icemaker

all the ice build up under the evaperator will have to be removed, a good hair drier works well, direct the air at the center hole in the bottom of the metal panel all the ice out of the center hole will need to be melted out to be a success it will take a little time. you can pour some water down the hole and if you hear it going into the bottom drain pan then the tube is clear of ice.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool side by side refrigerator not defrosting.

take back panel off inside freezer. check continuity thro heater and thermal fuse in series with heater

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SOURCE: Whirlpool GD25DF auto defrost drain problem

There is a drain hole in the back of the freezer on the bottom. Get back there with some hot water. Most of the time it is just lime build up. Unless you know what feel back there. Another way is to move the freezer out and from the back side you can see the drain line. It just pulls right off

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SOURCE: Whirpool fridge is warm, freezer is working

Check the back wall of the freezer compartment for ice buildup. Sounds like you have a defrost issue.

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My whirlpool gold freezer is working but my fridge is warm I have an upper fridge and freezer is on bottom how can I fix it

all the machine does is the evaporator coil in the freezer gets cold,there's a fan in the freezer that blows the cold air from the freezer up into the fridge section and that's it,so if your fridge is warm you either have a bad evap fan motor or you could have a defrost problem,check to see if there's any ice or like snow on the back inside wall of the freezer,if so you have a defrost problem and you'll have to see what part is bad,if it is a defrost problem,you can shut the machine down or unplug it,take the food out of the freezer and if you can remove the back inside wall so you can melt out all the ice on the coil and air ducts,this will give you like 10 to 12 days to fix it or call someone in to fix it before the coil freezes up again,you can use a hair dryer to do this,or there could be a damper inside the top of the center back wall,you'll see slots in the top of the tower on the back wall,if there's a damper the damper door might be closed not letting any air in,next time send the full model number off of the fridge so whoever answers you can see what you have,if the freezer is on the bottom usually if you open the fridge door or the right french door,look up on the right wall near the ceiling and you should see a tag,if not there look on the other wall or ceiling they used to be on the right wall but on some of the newer models they moved the tag, nice guys open the freezer door,listen for the fan,if you don't hear the fan that could be your problem,check the back wall for frost,you could have a defrost issue or if there's ice on the back wall and the ceiling the door could have been left open,common problem with bottom mounts,if so if you google the model number you can find how to manually put the fridge into defrost,this turns the heater on in the freezer to melt the ice off of the coil,you can then get in there with a hair dryer and help melt it out,when you don't see any water dripping down and you can see it through the slots that are cut in the back wall of freezer your all set.the problem is the air ducts are frozen up and the air can't blow from the freezer and into the fridge.hope this helps you out but without a model number this is the best i can tell you.

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