Question about Refrigerators
I want to remove the drip pan for cleaning. Model # is ES5PHAXS002. I don't see how this is possible without taking it apart.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
problem could be door seals not sealing completely and hence excessive ice formed on evaporator and excess water when it melts. however, i have found this problem many times with large larder fridges and really found no cure.
towards the bottom of the back wall, there is a gulley with a drain hole in the middle. this drain is blocked. clear it with something flexible and make sure water flows away freely
Posted on Sep 07, 2008
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Hi amfreerksen,You asked,How do you remove the drip pan from a whirlpool gold side by side?
Most refrigerators today are frost free and therefore have no drip pan to dump!
The condensation is blown over the hot compressor and it is evaporated!
This is how frost free works.
Did you get flooded and the flood water got into the mechanical area below and now it's siting there and stinks? In a day or so it will evaporate away like the condensation.
I think that people in a flood do use 2/3 water and 1/3 bleach in a spray bottle to disinfect, right?
The fridge should be on roll able wheels where you can roll it out and disinfect the floor under it!
In the back on the bottom is black card board screwed in to the back to access the compressor!
If the fridge is back to the correct temperature now it can keep your food cold when you turn of the fridge for 2 hours.
UNPLUG THE FRIDGE FIRST AND IF THE PLUG IS NOT REACH ABLE,THROW THE BREAKERS OF FIRST, DO NOT TOUCH ANY THING WITH YOUR HANDS OR ANY THING
SO then if you want you can lightly spray this solution on the bottom of any pan or what ever you find that has the smelly water in the bottom of the compartment!
If you do not open it!
AFTERWARD LEAVE THE FRIDGE OFF TILL THE SOLUTION EVAPORATES!
it will still be cold for 2 hours!
BUT UNPLUG THE FRIDGE FIRST AND IF THE PLUG IS NOT REACH ABLE,THROW THE BREAKERS OF FIRST, DO NOT TOUCH ANY THING WITH YOUR HANDS OR ANY THING.
I do not know how old the fridge is???
But I saw an interesting report.
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Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator
It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
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At the back of the food compartment where the water collects ,there is a drainage hole, this is blocked up,poke a long thin piece of wire or similar and poke it down the hole, this should clear the blockage,
If the water does not drain away then you need to go the rear of the frig and clear the rubber or plastic hose that you will see on the top of the motor compressor. this should solve the problem.
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Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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Dec 16, 2015 | Refrigerators
Unplug the refrigerator from the power source and remove the decorative vent cover at the bottom of the fridge under the door. Some vent covers are screwed on but many just snap onto clip that hold them in place.
Pull gently on the exposed front edge of the drip pan and ease it out towards you. The drip pan slides on runners on each side of the bottom of the refrigerator. It may be full of liquid or debris so go slow and steady and then discard it.
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