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Roper refrigerator leaks a green liquid below the crisper

Refrigerator Name: Roper by Whirlpool
Model Number: YRT14WKYEW00
Serial Number: VSF2964166
Whirlpool Corporation manufactured date: 1996

The unit leaks a green liquid below the crisper. I believe the green color is coming from the copper drain tubing that drains to the drain pan. This tubing is in place to drain effluent when the freezer goes through it's defrosting cycle. However, for some reason, some of the effluent is draining into the fridge, and running down under the crisper. Furthermore, could the greenish color be caused by the copper?? If so, can that greenish liquid cause contamination to the food in the crisper??

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aborcass
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SOURCE: Water collecting in refrigerator and ice collecting in freezer

sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you access to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somewhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wire around the heater( black heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now every time the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

22yooper
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SOURCE: I have two whirlpool refrigerators.

Under the cabinet in the back is a drain tube with a loop for air seal. this loop will sometimes become plugged. Clean it and it may resolve your problem. I use a small section of automobile speedometer cable as a mini roto rooter.

Posted on May 03, 2008

jgwhomeequip
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SOURCE: Whirlpool GD25DF auto defrost drain problem

There is a drain hole in the back of the freezer on the bottom. Get back there with some hot water. Most of the time it is just lime build up. Unless you know what feel back there. Another way is to move the freezer out and from the back side you can see the drain line. It just pulls right off

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: When refrigerator defrosts, water drains down into

i have the exact same problem...anyone??? now my fridge won't get cold at all and the freezer is still frozen

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

jumptrout51
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SOURCE: another refrigerator with same problem

Pull the refrigerator away from the wall.
Inspect the drain line and drain pan.
The drain line comes down the back of the box and into the drain pan on top of the compressor.
The drain line may have a crack in it or may be missing the pan.
The drain pan may have a hole in it.

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

marka19
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SOURCE: Refrigerator has water dripping inside the unit down the back

The problem is the drain is clogged. Remove the back panel in your freezer and at the bottom of the evaporator coil you will see a hole about ½” in diameter this is the drain tube. You might need to use some warm water to melt the ice and then run a wire being very careful not to puncture the hose and run it down the tube to free up the drain. This tube travel down to the bottom of your refrigerator to a pan sometimes located on top of the compressor or somewhere else down there. It collects the water there to evaporate. You can enter your model # at www.appliancehelponline.com for a diagram or illustration of your refrigerator. Not all models are available.

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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