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SOURCE: the bottom freezer portion of my gladiator freezerator forms ice

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The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
Checkout this tip to help you..

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3780310-water_running_in_refrigerator_from

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Posted on May 27, 2010

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Loud noises means that the Freezerator is working like it should be. The defrost heater element is on and the noise from melting ice dropping off the coil located in the back of the refrigerator section.

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Gladiator Freezerator wont stay frozen in the bottom portion. It will go to temp when temp is mved, but then start to warm up. Why?


If the bottom freezer section of the Gladiator Freezerator is thawing out the usual cause is from the coils in the back of the top refrigerator section being iced up. The ice blockage prevents the fan from circulating cold air into the bottom freezer section. These units have a design flaw due to the defrost drain freezing up preventing water from draining out from under the coil. The long-term solution is to remove the back wall of the refrigerator section to get to the coil, thoroughly defrost the coil making sure the drain tube is clear, then wrap a couple turns of #12 or #14 copper house wire around the bottom of the defrost heater element and run it a few inches into the drain tube. Advise unplugging the unit when you do this.

I've had this fix on my Gladiator for a couple years and it has been working perfectly ever since. The freezer stays a constant 0 degrees F and no more thawed out food.

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HOW to get to top of drain tube of Whirlpool gladiator GAFZ21XXMK00


Firstly it's probably blocked by a piece of corn or a pea or something similar, you have to totally defrost the unit by unplugging it, removing all the frozen food, then remove shelves, leave the freezer door open & leave overnight to dry out. Now tilt the unit back & wedge something under the front to hold it there, slowly poor very hot water towards the rear of the freezer compartment in the centre, it should not take long to clear the drain hole, you should be able to see it now, if you have any thin curtain wire or something similar, then gently poke it down the drain hole till cleared continue to use hot water till flowing, careful there will be a fair bit of water coming out the back, keep a few old towels handy, Good Luck.

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An intermittent stream of water from the back top center shroud in the lower freezer section of our Gladiator Ref/Freezer is causing a lot of ice in the freezer. What's wrong?


This is caused by a design flaw in Gladiator Freezerators. The problem is caused whenever the auto-defrost cycle is active. This causes the frost on the coils to melt and flow to the drain tube. If the tube is blocked by ice having formed inside, the water has nowhere to go except down into the freezer compartment where it aagain freezes and forms an iceberg. The solution is to defrost the drain tube but this is only a tempo fix, because eventually it will freeze again. A more permanent solution is to remove the rear cover in the top compartment and expose the cooling coil and the defrost heater. Carefully wrap a 2-3 ft. long piece of bare copper wire, about 14-12 ga. several turns around the defrost heater and extend it down the drain tube located at the bottom right hand side of the drain tray. The little bit of heat transmitted down this wire is enough to keep the tube from refreezing. This fix is now available as a kit that Sears uses to take care of this problem but their kit does not work as well as the above. Good Luck!

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Ice buildup in freezerator freezer section


If it is not a frost less freezer you'll have to remove perishables to another fridge/freezer; unplug and de-thaw the unit.

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The bottom freezer portion of my gladiator freezerator forms ice


Hi,
The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
Checkout this tip to help you..

Water Running in Refrigerator from Freezer2_bing.gif
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3780310-water_running_in_refrigerator_from

heatman101

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Ice build up


You should to check the Whirlpool Gladiator Freezerator's door sealer to make sure all rubber or plastic seal very well to prevent air humidity come in to build up frost fast. Also, you have to defrost completely and wipe with cloth or paper towel to absorb all waters out and let it dry completely to prevent frost build up.

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