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Whirlpool et18pkxgto Seems to run more than usual (does stop periodically). Now finding water on top shelf at back of refrig once a day. No setting below normal for freezer; have it set on 2 out of 5 options for fridge. No power saver option, either

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SOURCE: Leaking water INTO fridge

Your problem is a blocked drain which prevents melt water from the defrost from getting out. You'll have to expose the coils and find the drain hole. It is possible that the problem can be on the other end of the hose...where it hits the evaporation pan in the bottom of the unit.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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SOURCE: water dripping from freezer onto top shelf of fridge with ice buildup back of freezer

Hi, I can help you. The drain is plugged in the freezer section. Could I get the model #?
Some models need an after market drain heat strip added.
Please let me know and I can get you through tis.

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Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite - Water dripping from freezer to refrigerator

Your refrigerator has a defrost drain blockage behind the evaporator in your your freezer compartment. Some models like yours have leak in the turns as the water leaves the freezer. I recommend that you unplug and remove the cover to the evaporator and check the defrost condensate tray below the evaporator. A wet vacuum cleaner and poring a solution with clorox in the drain will help you clean locate the leak and where the blockage may be downline.. I do have the manual on yours and can help you solve this. Some times this is a factory defect and I can help you solve the freezing drain problem. Let me know, Sea Breeze

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SOURCE: My fridge has water pooling on the top shelf

Hello, this sounds like you have a blockage in the drain tube, remove panel back 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 Freezer is because the water has been leaking into the freezer instead of running into the drain hole...If you need any further assistance please feel free to comment again. good luck! P.s Please don't forget to rate my solution thanks! Mike.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Water is leaking into top shelf of Refrigerator - Whirlpool Gold

the drain in the freezer is clog make sure the drain from the freezer is clean all the way to the pan next to the compressor . you need to open the back wall of your freezer for that ( the inside wall) clean with buster (water pump)the drain is in the bottom middle of the freeze.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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Remove the food and the ice maker from the freezer ( if equiped ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line . Use an ALUMINUM or COPPER solid wire , 14-16 guage , with the insulation completely off , and insert one end into the drain hole as far as possible without any force . Wrap the other end about 1 1/2 to 2 turns , around the black rod (defrost heater) , above the hole . When refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer from the heater , to the wire , keeping the hole from freezing up again .

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the drain in the freezer is clog make sure the drain from the freezer is clean all the way to the pan next to the compressor . you need to open the back wall of your freezer for that ( the inside wall) clean with buster (water pump)the drain is in the bottom middle of the freeze.

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That water is coming from you defrost cycle. Your defrost drain is plugged up with either ice, or possibly food, trash etc. Remove the back wall in the freezer....it is only a few screws. If you have an icemaker pull that out too, should be 3 screws usually. Pull that back wall and in the bottom beneath the coil you will probably see ice, or possibly a pool of water. Defrost that ice or chip it out with a screwdriver. Be carefull because the little drain pan in there is lightweight. You might want to use a hair dryer for this but it takes a little while. I usually just put hot water on it, but put a big bowl on the top shelf of the refrig to catch the water. After you melt it find the drain hole and flush it out. I usually run a peice of wire in it to unclog it. after you unclog it pour a cup of water down it to flush it out.

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YOUR DRAIN FROM FREEZER TO DRAIN PAN IS CLOGGED,LOOK INSIDE TOP BACK OF REFRIG. SHOULD BE DRAIN HOPPER,REMOVE AND CLEAR OUT DRAIN,THANKS-MIKE

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remove the back panel and with a hair dryer thaw the drain tube
you will see an alluminum sheild with a 1/2 inch hole in the bottom of the shield this is where you want to direct the heat
it may take 20-30- mins to unfreeze it to make sure it is unfrozen pour som water into the valley of the sheild if it runs into the drain pan it is unthawed if it pools up keep unthawing

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