Question about Whirlpool ET1MHKXM Top Freezer Refrigerator
My Whirlpool refrigerator is approx 6 years old with the freezer on the top. I noticed lately that water is collecting under the crisper drawers and on top on items in the refrigerator. I also noticed that all the way around the outside of the freezer section it is very warm to touch for about 3 inches in but not all the time. We took the front grate off the bottom and vacuumed it all out (just a note no water was in drain pan under refrig) and pulled it out and took the back off and vacuumed out the back also. This hasn't helped. Any suggestions?
When the refrigerator goes into defrost mode there is a drain tube that allows water melted off the evaporator coil to go into the drain pan that you found empty. That drain tube is clogged.
Posted on May 03, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
HI, First thing you do is remove the floor panel of the freezer. Do you see ice?
If there is ice, remove the rear wall of the freezer as well and start removing the ice. There will be down inside the drain hole also. A hair dryer works great for this project.
Please do not use sharp object/tools.
Now that you have the ice out of the drain, There is an after market drain transfer heat strip kit you need to buy and add.
Please let me know if I can help you. I have the kit on my web site www.whirlpoolpartssurplus.com
Posted on May 23, 2009
I dont know what the book is saying to do nor what refrigerator it is, but in my case the reason for collecting water is that the drain gets stuck with some nasty goo.
This drain so located in the back of the refrigerator and is used to lead away water condensing on the cooling element.
Take a long stiff wire and push it through or make a hook and try to pull the goo out (this is really gooey stuff but it rather does not stink).
Posted on May 31, 2009
Mine clogs with a soft fungus mat but rust actually sounds better. I run a stiff wire like an unwound hanger into the hole and open it up so the water will drain onto the tray made to collect this water underneath the fridge. Last time I left the wire in place with a long handle and I haven't had water to mess with for many months now. My hole is between the two crisper drawers and when I get into either of them the wire gets a jiggle and I guess that's all it takes to keep the hole clear so the water can drain like it's supposed to.
Otherwise the fungus builds and builds until it sluffs off as a wad and plugs up the works on a regular basis. Too funky for sure.
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
This may not be the problem now but , it could be in the future. The start device on some models of refridgerator for maytag and whirlpool have been recalled. If your appliance was manufactured in the last 5-10 years you may be having an issue with this component. Mine recently caught on fire at this device that is located near the compressor. If you would like to be a part of the petition for a recall on this appliance contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
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