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My Whirlpool upright frost free freezer will not drain water into drip pan. it keeps draining into freezer.

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Hello,

The solution is to first completely empty the freezer (sorry), unplug it and remove the cover in the back of the freezer case. This is usually a full metal sheet with screws securing it to the case. If you find it in several pieces, it is probably the bottom section you need to remove.

Once you've uncovered the inner workings of your freezer, you need to locate the rather obvious defrost elements - these will usually be exposed cooper rods or tubes that heat up during each defrost cycle. Find the defrost element that is closest to the freezer's drainline, and wrap one end of the cooper wire around the defrost rod about 5 or 6 times - then run it down the inside of the rear of the freezer case, and into the drain itself, about 6 or 8 inches or more if possible.

What you have just done is to assure that each time your freezer defrost comes on, the drain water will always have a clear and unfrozen path out. Replace the cover in the back of the freezer case, and put your food back in. Plug the freezer back in. this should fix the problem.

Take care.

Posted on May 31, 2010

  • charlotte119 May 31, 2010

    Thank you so much for your help we will try this!

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If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the freezer compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the freezer. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan. Click on the link to read more:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2171360_pooling-frostfree-refrigerator-drain-holes.html

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Hi,

This is due to the defrost drain being clogged. If you unload the bottom of the freezer and look behind the shelves, below the back panel is a trough that is sloped toward the center. In the center is a hole that the water is suppose to drain into. Yours will be full of ice. If you use hot water and a turkey baster to force the hot water down the drain it will eventually clear, it may take a while.

This may need to be done every couple of years.

Let me know if you have questions

Posted on May 31, 2010

  • charlotte119 May 31, 2010

    Thank you for your answer. My husband is tired of messing with it tonight.(;-) He says thanks and will try this out. This is a great site!

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