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Water pooling underneath fruit & veggie bins and in the freezer.

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sounds like you do have a clogged drain tube, its self defrosting but the defrost water is pooling under hte crispers instead of in the drain pan under unit.so you ll either have to remove hte rear panel of freezer and locate the drain trough/ tube, and defrost it allowing for water to drain down, o rclear all the tube leading down to the drain pan.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool refrigerator leaks water

I also could not find the drain plug that everyone is saying to clean out. The only obvious things were styrofoam coated vents that went down to the fridge.

I have the same fridge with the sheet metal and cardboard in the back. My mfg. date is 6-04. That date is found near the ser. # and model #. My Whirlpool model # is ET1chmxkb03 THERE IS NO DRAIN TUBE RUNNING DOWN THE BACK!! It is all internal. Here is how I fixed the problem.

First, unplug the fridge. Empty all contents from the freezer and remove the shelf. Your food will be fine. Tell your wife not to worry!! You're going to need to remove the entire back panel of the freezer. Not hard. Remove the ice maker by unscrewing the single bottom screw and LOOSENING the two screws located above the ice slots. No need to remove them. they simply hang the icemaker in place. unplug the wiring assembly from the ice maker. set ice maker in sink if it has ice in it.
I had a lot of ice in the bottom and back of the freezer so i carefully chiseled and cleaned as i went. try using some hard plastic pointy thing to chisel. if that doesn't work use a screwdriver VERY CAREFULLY. I am not responsible for damages. ha.
the plastic "Y" shaped piece that covers the fan needs to come off. gently push down from the top to undo the two tabs that are holding the top to the wall. any resistance you feel is ice holding everything together. a hair dryer can also be useful to loosen things up. its going to get watery so keep towlels ready to sop up.
After the "Y" piece is off, you should only have two nuts or screws at the top of the panel. undo these and work off the panel. careful to push the wiring harness through the hole and the ground wire simply clips on the metal panel.
if you have a lot of ice at the bottom you'll feel resistance getting the panel off. scrape off as much ice as you can from the bottom and work the panel back and forth until it comes free. there is nothing holdin the panel in place at the bottom. it's just the ice.
when the panel is off you'll seea thin aluminum pan at the bottom probably covered in ice. keep chiseling (carefully) and you'll come across the drain hole everyone keeps telling you to unplug. this is the start of the tube that comes out into the pan under the fridge. i kept chiseling until there was no ice left anywhere in the freezer. always wiping and cleaning with the towels. there is also ice under the thin aluminum sheet. try to find a way to get this ice out too.
i tried several ways to get the ice out from inside the drain tube. even a little salt. boiling water from a turkey baster worked the best. my ice was frozen down about an inch so it took a few tries.
my drain pan was bone dry at the beginning of all this so i kept looking for water down there. finally it showed up.
pour little extra hot water down there for good measure and if you have some kind af flexible tubing to snake down there to clean it out it would be a good idea. 1/4 inch fish tank air tubing woorks pretty good. there are some bends in the drain tube so you might have to work it down.

hopefully this will fix the problem. reverse the steps to put everything back together being sure to reclip the groundwire to the icemaker. put the food back in the freezer and tell your wife instead of griping about the food being left out, maybe she should thank you for being a he-man and saving the family $500 by fixing the friggin thing yourself!!

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

woodchuck789
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Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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Hello, this sounds like you have a blockage in the drain tube, remove panel back/bottom of freezer..you may see ice build up...melt ice with hair dryer/heat gun...you will see a pan below evaporator...melt ice in pan...dry water up in pan with paper towel...now you should see a hole in pan that leads to drain tube...pour some hot water in pan..wait a couple minutes..mop up water and repeat this step 2-3 times....once you have done this find some flexible curatain wire or electrical wire..poke down the hole until you see the water drain..now it is clear..put back panel back and you are good to go. The reason you see water in the fridge is because the water has been leaking into the freezer and down the vent into the fridge instead of running into the drain hole...Please feel free to comment again if you need any further assistance. Mike

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

woodchuck789
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SOURCE: Model TBX21KLK water pooling UNDER vegetable bins

Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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