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Water Leaking The back part of the refridgerator inside where the cold air comes out is leaking water and the back inside wall is wet?

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  • eltgolf Apr 06, 2008

    I have the same problem and water is accumulating underneath the crispers at the bottom of the fridge. My fridge is a Whirlpool Top-Mount Refrigerator, Model Number ET8MTMXKQ0

    Any suggestion would really help and a how to, to get rid of the problems.

    Thanks in advance

  • AKH00 May 05, 2008

    "Model # ET19DKXEN01 Serial # EF1021328 Whirlpool Designerstyle 3/'96" ... Had the same problem with the drainage leaking from the freezer and drain pipe being froze... i unplugged the fridge and let it thaw out for 24hrs ... when i cleaned it to put it back together i noticed that the back wall inside the fridge (not the freezer) had a small bulge and when pushed you can hear water inside the back wall of the fridge ...is there a solution to this, some way to drain the water ... i called whirlpool costumer service and they told me this was not a serviceable problem

  • Lynn223 May 28, 2008

    I have Model ET21PK and it is leaking from the freezer inside the refrigerator under the crisper's. How can I fix this?

  • mjcl63 Jun 27, 2008

    Whirlpool model # ET18PKX6H0 waterbuilding up on bottom of fridge under the crisper drawers. seems to be dripping out of freezer on the inside of fridge. it's a top freezer with no ice maker. very irritating we're thinking of getting a new refrigerator. it's been cleaned, defrosted, moved from wall all recommendations have been followed. I thought whirlpool was suppose to be the best??????

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The defrost drain is clogged up. I can't say much more because you didn't supply the model #
This may be a drip catch that you can get to from inside the refer or it may be the big tube on the backside of the box.
You may have to take the freezer apart and use a hair dryer to thaw out the ice.
Model numbers are important!

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