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WATER pooling in bottom of fridge

Hello, I have the whirlpool ET8RHMXKQ. Water has been dripping down from the freezer into the fridge, and pooling in the bottom, but also wetting everything in the back of the fridge on its way down. We have cleaned it, checked the freezer for build up and not found anything. This model came w/an ice maker which we had disconnected and removed about 3 years ago as it is not hooked up. The fridge and freezer are still cooling well. Any ideas?

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  • karenmck Mar 17, 2008

    Thanks, we'll give it a shot.  Appreciate your help!



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Did you try to remove the 2 ***** in freezer floor???. if not remove the floor and check for ice build up underthere, if so:

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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