Question about Whirlpool 18.2 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator ET18PKXG
Ice builds up in freezing compartment. It looks like the defrost drain freezes over, then ice eventually builds up in vent holes between freezer and the fridge. The fridge is relatively new (5 years). I've blown the defrost drain line clear (nothing came out) and had a fridge repair guy come out, who did exactly the same thing but this did not resolve the problem. I've poured water down the drain line and it runs into the evaporation pan quite quickly; I'm confident there is no blockage. I live in a rural area and it would be easier to buy a new fridge then to get an appliance repair person to come out again. Looking for the next cost effective trouble shooting steps that a handy guy might try??? Thx
The tray at the bottom which collects defrost water usually has its own heater or a section of the main heater runs close to it. check this part of the heater has continuity. an old trick as well which sometimes works is to wrap some copper wire round the heater and lead this to the drain hole. conductiuon of heat thro the copper helps keep the drain clear. this is a common problem across all makes
Posted on May 08, 2007
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