Drop the front of the housing and disengage the 3 rear tabs from the three slots in the top of the refrigerator cabinet. It seems to me that the seal needs replaced. I agree with Erica above that it is shameful that this is a widespread problem that is not being addressed. It destroyed our wood floor, so went to tile, installing it this week. I have a frozen lake in the bottom of the freezer, how do I fix this? Now, all advice prior to call them was given to me by my technician who they also discredited saying he gave me incorrect information. I pulled it out and removed the lower grill. If the pan is dirty or has not been seated properly, you may experience overflows and find water leaking onto your floor.
This is a moderately difficult job and should be attempted by those who have a good mechanical sense, who can follow safety rules for refrigerators and can follow directions. This allows the water to flow out more easily and helps prevent blockages while at the same time still restricts air from free flowing into the freezer through the drain tube. Now that I've read these posts, we are having a repairman come in today to hopefully fix the damn thing. Here is a quick cautionary video showing how easy it is break the drain pan. At least there's a quicker fix for you guys! Last night I read something somewhere to turn the temperature down in both the freezer and refrig. This may be a more difficult drain to open and clear. Remove all items from top shelves and remove shelves.
Whirlpool must rely on customers to test their products. I have noticed water leaking on the side where the ice maker is on several occasions. I shut the water supply off but water dispenser still leaks even though no water comes out. Hi, Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife. Had I known about the missing grommet I would have asked them if my fridge was supposed to have it. This may not even be the cause of your problem- it just kinda fits the symptoms, and it's the type of thing you won't be able to find by troubleshooting.
If you see that, then this is the place where the water is supposed to drain. The only difference was we had a ice maker that I also had to unhook. Any problems removing the ice maker, but leaving the water supply connected? Sheppards hook was more difficult to fabricate on my current fridge but pays off. I hope these links will help until your expert can respond. If your Maytag or Whirlpool bottom mount fridge is leaking water, it might have a blocked drain in the freezer section. Sometimes ice forms at the opening of the drain just under the evaporator and technicians will often use this drain probe to keep the ice thawed in that area.
I always enjoy being able to do these types of repair myself and the sense of accomplishment it brings. You will need to put your detective's cap on in order to inspect and diagnose what is actually causing the problem with your ice maker. The link that James R sent has good information for solving your problem. I think once we have the water lines hooked back up we should be okay, but for now I would like to solve this issue. Unless it's dripping from water still left in the line.
I did try to defrost drain on bottom from front. No more problems with ice build up, but now years later have this frost thing acting up. I guess that if I am certain that the drain works, the problem must be the control then. Hopefully, it all gets resolved. It lifts out, no tools required.
When this happens the valve stays on and the icemaker keeps on turning, in which case, replace the refrigerator water valve. This ice bridge will cause the harvest fingers to jam. I have a lot of ice build up and cleared the drain once but ice is still building up in the back of the freezer. The customer rep and supervisor I spoke to both acknowledged that numerous models and customers have been impacted, but since the issue is not one of safety, no recall is planned. Replaced it, but the defrosting system is still not working.
I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance. It broke up into smaller pieces like broken glass and I was able to sweep it out neatly into a cookie sheet. I read your thread on how to melt the ice with a hair dryer. I was told Whirlpool would cover labor for up to two years after purchase, but not beyond that time frame. I have a Whirlpool bottom freezer that has ice build-up and after Googling it appears to be a bad design problem. In the beginning the control panel would short out and restart within less than a second, once or twice a month. The freezer stuff was awesome cold but the fridge not so much.
Self-defrosting refrigerators are equipped with a drain pan. I had a Frigidaire before and it was 15 years when I gave it to my brother. If there are no cubes or very small cubes, then you should look for issues with the water fill system. To determine where the drain is, look at the back of the refrigerator to see if there is a tube coming from the center of the refrigerator about the height of the bottom of the freezer compartment. You will see than that it is plugged and needs to be cleaned and opened up. I did have tubing replaced to water dispenser but still leaks underneath. I trim the end off the grommet.