Question about Refrigerators
I have a Whirlpool frost free fridge model 6ET20DKXAW00 that is about 15 years old with freezer on top. Trouble is I can't afford a new fridge at the moment and I'm a techo-idiot in this field..
Ice keeps forming at the fridge section vent at the top rear centre and water condenses (often quite a bit) on the ceiling dripping onto the shelves etc.
The temperature dials sometimes stick a little (mostly the freezer dial) but work with a tiny bit of pressure - don't know if there is any ice forming in there or not.
The freezer section is fine but ice cream does get too hard presumably because of the problem in the fridge section. No ice forms in the freezer.
The seals probably need replacing.
I have left it to defrost for over 24 hours with the doors open and dried it thoroughly. I tilted it slightly back and forward to try to get all the water out I could. The problem just recurred. I have also left it to defrost for shorter periods.
I've read a few solutions - door seals, regassing, taking the freezer apart to defrost the hidden coils with a hair dryer, etc.
Any ideas out there before I start paying money to have the mechanics investigate, or try to find the moeny to buy a new fridge?
Thanks for any help anyone can give. I have been getting quite a lot of water dripping down into my refrigerator and then forming into ice wherever it settles - on the tops of containers, etc. I have tried adjusting the temperature settings, turning down the temp on both the frige and the freezer, but so far it has not worked. I read about finding the drain tube and blowing out whatever may be blocking it. I will try that next. I really don't want to spend $100+ on a repair service call. My refrigerator is around 9 years old and is a secondary (overflow) unit, so it doesn't get as much use as our main refrigerator.
You have a clogged evap. drain and if you want the probelm to go away you need to that the back panel off of the freezer, then use a hair dryer to melt all the visible ice then use boiling hot water to flush the evap. drain tube which is also clogged with ice . once water flows all the way throuh the pipes as if you have flush the tiolet you have then cleared your issue
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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