Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. The water your seeing it water that forms due to ice melting during the automatic defrost cycle. Most likely the evaporator drain is clogged with ice. This can be caused by the very end of the drain located under the unit where it drains water into the catch basin being clogged with lint / goo / gunk. The remedy is to manually defrost the refrigerator FREEZER section. UNPLUG the unit. Remove the contents and place a fan blowing into the freezer section for at least 2 hours. This makes a water mess so you will have to tend to the mess. After 2 hours, check the drain at the bottom of the evaporator to make sure all of the ice is gone. If it is clear and there is no standing water..... pour about 2 cups of HOT water from the tap down the drain to make sure it is clear. If it is still clogged use a piece of solid copper wire with the end cut clean or just the copper end folded back (U-shape) on itself so that you and push it through the drain tube and not poke holes in it. Then check the drain again to make sure it flows freely.
If you can not clear the drain the very end may have to be manually cleaned. You do this by removing the finger board from the back of the unit and reaching in to pull off the dry / hardened matter on the end of the tube. If you do open the back make sure to vacuum everything clean including the condenser coils before re-installing the rear cover..
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Posted on Oct 16, 2010
I'm having the same problem, however it didn't seem to start happening till I had the ice maker hooked up. The drain tube is definately the problem since its all ice at the moment. I've seen the water dripping into the inside of my fridge and making a huge mess and when it drips... it POURS! Its almost like the its overflow from the ice maker or something. I was hoping to find more posts about this problem so I could get a better idea what it is.
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