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Defroster leaks my refrigerator leaks water from the inside of the unit. i had an technician check the problem. he said it was the defroster that was leaking the water. what should i do? soon i'll have to replace my flooring because of the water. please help with this problem. water leaking down the left side into veg tray Whirlpool Model ET8RHMXK004. Water is not supplied to the ice maker in the top freezer. The bottom portion is dripping water from the ceiling or top down on the first shelf. Is this a defrost tube that is clogged or something??

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  • cats4 Apr 05, 2008

    I noticed water dripping from the freezer into the fridge. I also noticed ice on the top back part looking into the the refridgerator, under the freezer. What's going on?

  • jatindermana Aug 01, 2008

    I have a whirpool refrigerator and water is dipping from freezer to fridge compartment.I removed the evaporator cover to access drain hole .I have seen black cover on the drain hole.i tried but could not remove the cover from drian hole in order to clean the drain tube.



    Could u please let me know how i can remove black cover from freezer drain hole and even why the hole is covered.

  • mich2222 Jan 14, 2009

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    how do i stop water from leaking insided my refrigerator it gets into my veg drawers.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Whirlpool fridge EB9FVHRVS02 leaks water on floor when defrosting

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Every 2 days when the defrost cycle goes, there a layer of ice in the front of the freezer (water had frozen) I don't see a hole where the water should be dripping down. Could something be plugged?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    every so often i hear ice melting and water dripping in the freezer but it never leaks out. Is this normal and why is it doing this?

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You have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over

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