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Whirlpool sideby side ref. ED5FHGXKQ02 condensation on walls of freezer causes accumulation of water on freezer floor

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  • hpalma4027 Nov 16, 2009

    Hello, I own a Whirlpoo side by side refridgerator model ED5FHGXKQ02. It comes with an ice dispenser and a water dispenser. The problem I have is the water dispencer started to leak. Can you help me how I can repair that problem, what part do I need to buy? Any tips are appreciated, thanks.



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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    the water is condensing on the front wall

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Most times that is a defrost drain blockage behind the rear wall of your freezer back panel. Sometimes the door seals allow some moisture to accumulate if air is drawn in through the seals leaking or the door to the dispenser is stuck open. But when you say it has accumulated in a pool of ice on the bottom of the freezer then the drain is blocked. I'm going to send you to some links and I want you to read through most of what is said and just use the parts the refer to your refrigerators problem, Sea Breeze

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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    John Tripp Sep 07, 2009

    WATER LEAKING FROM REFRIGERATOR OR INSIDE THE FREEZER OR FRESH FOOD SECTION
    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 slowly 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. Or use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner. 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.
    HOW TO FIX A LEAKING REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER
    If you have more questions or need help feel free to let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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