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My Whirlpool refrigerator is leaking from the bottom. The defrost pan is full and I can't reach it due to its location. Wonder why the defrost is apparently not working

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  • judij09 Aug 07, 2010

    My Whirlpool frig is leaking from the back. The pan under it is filled with water. I am unable to get the pan due to how it is in this weekend. Don't believe hose to pan is clogged since pan is full of h20. Thanks

  • judij09 Aug 07, 2010

    This sounds like a reasonable solution. The first one I got was not correct because the person answering did not really read the entire problem. This one did. Thanks

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If the defrost pan is full and is overflowing, you are not getting the proper air flow. The pan is located directly in front of the fan. If that fan is not working it will overflow because it is not evaporating. You can access the fan from the rear. The pan is normally accessed from the front after removing the lower cover. Pull the unit out from the wall and remove the cardboard cover. See if the fan is running. If not the blades may be stuck or the motor is bad. If the blades are stuck, unplug the unit and give the blades a good clean alone with the coils. If it turns freely then the motor is more than likely bad.

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Check the back bottom of the unit. There should be a drain hose that drips water into the evaporator tray. The line is likely plugged and that is why you have water on the floor. Unblock the tube so water drains into the drip tray.

If a defroster is not working, then the defrost timer, heater or thermostat may be faulty

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  • judij09 Aug 07, 2010

    why would the drip tray be filled with water? thx

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Aug 07, 2010

    the tray is supposed to have water in it. When there is water in it, the compressor heat evaporates the water. If there is no water in the drip tray, then water from the defrost system is not dripping down like it is supposed to.

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