Today a Sears guy came and did several fixes, defrosted all the ice collected in the bottom, cleared the black nipple that clogs and also added a heating element of some sort. I hope these links will help until your expert can respond. He then removed the nipple permanently. My husband tried unsuccessfully to get our 2. Choo3 suggested the repair kit. And my washing machine is no longer draining.
Rated 1 out of 5 by M Billet from Ice In Freezer I bought this Whirlpool Gold Bottom Freezer Refrigerator several years ago when I purchased my home. Fast defrosting can be achieved with hot water. Fortunately, a few basic tools found around your home can unplug the drain in a matter of minutes. There is a connection to the water valve that leads up the fridge, that may be loose, tighten the conncections and you might be good to go. You must find the reason to remedy the issue.
But if your fridge is iced up you must completely thawed it first. Every repair can be made with it upright. Don't use a sharp instrument to remove any ice or frost. Until then, looks like we are all stuck with the same issue. I have had this problem for a year now and did the scraping by pouring warm water and pulling out the big sheet.
Had I known about the missing grommet I would have asked them if my fridge was supposed to have it. I had the same problem and busted sears with phone calls, they sent the part out and in 20 minutes I had it in and no problem since. So, it's a design flaw that Amana is aware of but won't fix. The door seals seem good, especially since it's only a year old. Marilyn Our wood floors have been ruined.
First of all I looked at the back of my fridge: If you look closer you will see a plastic disk inside that tray. Thanks for the great write up. She writes mainly home improvement, health and travel articles for various online publications. I can't find the original suggestion and who wrote it, but you are a genious. Is it coming out of the freezer compartment, is it coming out of the fresh food compartment, is it coming from under the refrigerator, is it leaking from the back. After a while, it began leaking again and I cleaned in the same way. It prevents the warm air from getting in and will not be able to stop it up.
The repairman stated that this is a design defect in the Whirlpool refrigerator and he has replaced the risers in many of the refrigerators repeatedly. After about 3 days the ice lake reaches the seal and then the units begins to leak water onto the floor from the melting ice. Problem-water noted on adjacent wall in another room. I'm sorry that you are having some difficulties with your Whirlpool Gold Refrigerator. The ice needs to be defrosted. Defrost and remove the ice in the bottom of the freezer.
The drain pipe was inside that disk, but I could not remove the disc because there was not enough space. Whirlpool is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances that makes a number of different styles of refrigerators. When you pour water in the depression, it should drain immediately through the drain hole. It was under observation for 5 weeks and the problem was not repeated. This blockage holds water that begins to freeze and eventually creates a dam and complelely blocks off the drain … and then you end up with water on the floor. Advertisements on this site are placed and controlled by outside advertising networks. Does the freezer need to be defrosted? In the end emailed Whirlpool who sent us the contact detail I had the same problem and was able to easily fix it following your instructions.
Remove the ice maker, air diffuser, and thermistor cover. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance. Offer valid for online purchases only. At least they know what is going on now. I changed fridge before we had decided to go stainless. I've looked and can not see water running, pooling, or otherwise. The Sears guy was great, explained the whole problem so we will see if this really works.
Adding a heat sink clip to the defrost heater with the other end in the drain will solve this issue as well as extending the defrost time. I opened the back up and I have a hard white plastic tube with no duck bill. By the way…all of the items we bought of this maytag series have design flaws, especially the convection oven. It has been a couple of years dripping and now no more dripping. If it must be removed, then carefully inspect the mounting and be sure to remember how it came out. The ice maker stopped making ice, and I should have known. At least there's a quicker fix for you guys! I am now worried that I will have water leaking out from the freezer onto my kitchen floor as several others do.
Is the fan supposed to blow out into the freezer compartment or suck air in. So far, the icemaker doesn't work and so I have no water or ice in the fridge. It is possible that the hole from above is plugged or filled with ice. We have only had this refrigerator for a little over a year. Someone wrote in and said he had his unit for four years and then it started having this problem and accused it of being a design problem.