Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
Got it. My mother got one of these fridges and was frustrated with the drawers not sliding off to clean. It is designed to dissamble the complete drawer assembly. Start by removing the glass from the top of the chill zone drawer frame. Next grasp the white piece of plastic that the chill zone is written on and pull up. There are 4 pegs which affix the drawer assembly to the fridge. The front two pegs will pop out and then the rear will easily pull. The top drawer assembly must be removed before the bottom two drawer assemblies can be removed.
I also noticed the plastic pieces and tried to pinch them but I couldn't get them to budge. Once I saw the 4 pegs, it made sense.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
Remove all the food from the freezer and then the drawer from the cabinet. Now using a silicone based lubricant, lube the tracks up real well. Be sure to clean the tracks first if gunked up. Make sure nothing small fell out of the basket over time and is laying on the floor in the rear of the freezer section. Once done, you should be fine.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use
and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater
comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost
drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the
freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.
Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
you have a blocked drain,try this,pull out the machine,unplug it,remove the bottom panel,lie on the floor and with a light look up or feel around,there's a nipple that's there that the water drains out of or drips through,i've been removing the nipple,running it under water to clean it,but it has to go back,if you don't put it back you'll have problems,this keeps the warm air from getting into the freezer,before you put it back on get a hair dryer and melt out the ice,just heat up the back freezer wall and then pour hot water down through the back wall,if the water drains out you don't have to take the freezer draws and racks out,they changed them all around and i can't explain how to do it and if you pull it out and don't line the two wheels up correctly the door won't close right,i mark them with a marker before i pull them out,it sucks to do and is very ridiculous,you need a manual just to remove these parts,if this doesn't have a nipple on it and has a drain hose there you can try to clean it out from that end,you can get a piece of 1/4 in water line like they use for the water lines on the fridge,buy a piece and snake it up through the drain hose and then blow through it then flush water through the back inside freezer wall,slime builds up in the drain hose on all machines so once it's freed up it will drain,you might think that if you go from the back you'll push it up into the freezer and it will happen again it won't,once you hit it and free it up it will break apart and every time the machine defrosts the water will wash any parts that is still in there out.i'll try to see if i can find any videos on line for you to show how to remove the shelves and racks and then to line them up again but try going from the back first.good luck.
Posted on Aug 10, 2012
Ok. I know why this is happening. Or at least in my case.
The coil for the Fridge is stored behind the center panel when looking directly into the the Fridge.
What happens is the drain for the coil becomes iced up. It then wont drain and when the fridge goes into defrost mode the melted water will run out of the bottom of the center panel. This is difficult to see due to all the shelves in the way. i noticed this because I could see ice through the vent holes in my center panel.
To fix this:
Take all the items out of the fridge.
Take all the shelves out so the center panel is exposed.
Remove the 3 screws at the bottom of the panel and single screw under the cover of the shelf rail. (This one is a little hidden) pop off the plastic cover first.
Now you can pull the panel off.
(Note. This can be a little difficult to get off because you have a ton of ice behind there keeping it stuck to together. Just ease it off as much as possible.
When you get this off you'll most like see alot of ice in the tray that the water is draining into. chip this ice away and then I used Hot water to pour into the drain. I would then use a shop vac to **** the water out and put in more hot water until the ice plug is removed and the water can flow freely to the drain pan under the fridge.
That is it. I own this fridge and I've been tired of having to **** water out of fridge with a shop vac every 2 weeks. So I decided to resolve this myself.
*disclaimer. I'm just a DIYer not a Samsung repair person.
Good Luck and I hope this solves your issue.
Posted on Aug 25, 2012
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