Question about Whirlpool Freezers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hi thanks for the question .The drain tube is clogged up. Pull fridge away from wall, remove back panel, clean all coils. let thaw 24 hrs. find drain tube by drain tray clean tube to freezer thanks the appliance doc
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
It needs to be defrosted. If ice builds up quickly again then start shopping for another freezer as the repair is not worth it. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
It can be one of three things. Unplug and use an Ohm Meter to measure the resistance of the defrost heater that is mounted on the evaporator coil in the freezer compartment. Then disconnect the defrost heater and measure with ohm meter. It should measure in the 20 ohm range. If it measures as "open" replace the coil.
Next suspect is the defrost timer mounted in the front of the compressor compartment. It's tough to test, so I'd just replace the timer.
Finally, there is a sensor mounted on the top of the defrost heater that shuts off the defrost heater when it reaches a high temperature. If the coil tests OK, and you are going to replace the timer, you may want to replace the sensor too.
It is awkward to test, the temperature of the sensor needs to be be below room temperature to close. The cost of the sensor is low enough that you may not want to replace the timer, then test the system, and then have to go back in to replace the sensor later.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
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Posted on May 27, 2010
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