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Freezer drain line freezes up Ice builds up in freezer THIS HAPPENS ABOUT EVERY 6 WEEKS model # ET1CHMXKQ

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    Freezer section builds up with ice

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Check to see that the thermostat setting are correct. If the freezer temperature is too low and the fridge section is kept high, then the cold air from the freezer does not circulate properly causing the ice build up in the freezer. The freezer compartment is where all the cold air in the fridge is created, and its blown from here to the other compartment by the evaporator fan. Ideally, the freezer should be about 10F and the fridge should be 35F. Remember that any changes in the thermostat controls takes upto 24 hours to take effect.
If you find that the freezer drain is freezing, you can try adding some salt to try to melt the ice. Or carefully poke through it using a chop stick or thin blade screwdriver. Be careful not to damage the tube. You can then flush this out with hot water.

You can even install a defrost drain strap kit to prevent drain freeze ups...In any case, I'd recommend that you get a profession to asses and diagnose the problem.

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If the machine is less than 1 yer old call whirlpool and let them know about the issue, it has a restricted drain tube, it can not be repaired and will have to be replaced, there are some drain tube heater kits ou there but i can not recomend one since it is an aftermarket part and all i can do is use the factory parts

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