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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2013, 09:04:36 PM »
The picture still looks like a plugged drain ? When you put water in the bottom of the evap, does it go down the ref drain ?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2013, 09:11:22 PM »
You have a duck bill on your drain in the back of the ref . This I would think is full of gunk. Take your rear panel off the back of the ref and reclean your inside drain and cut a corner off the duckbill ,after you clean it out .

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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2013, 10:27:46 PM »
The board is mounted in a box on the left side and has plastic stand offs like on the G E boards that holds there boards on. It's in the back of refrigerator. You just have to Neal down and take board out of box. This is a hard one to call as we no the drain is plug up. But that frost on the freezer control and water or frozen looking drops by fan makes me think its more than the drain. But saying that go with the cheapies way first. Try to see if cleaning drain again works.

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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2013, 11:58:54 PM »
Also anytime I see frost on food or on controls I would look for door that is not closing first.Both doors should shut at a 45 degree angle by themselves when let go.sometime kids do not shut the door right or some food product is in the way of one of the doors closing.Sometimes gasket need to be clean.Or front rollers need to be adjusted to get doors to shut at a 45 degree angle.All must be look at. And lay on floor and make sure gaskets are closing on bottom and sides.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2013, 12:00:29 PM »
Is there a way to test the heating element to make sure it works?

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« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2013, 12:54:27 PM »
If your unit was not defrosting your evap  would be soild ice and yes you can test it but no reason to at this time clean your drain and check the duckbill

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« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2013, 08:46:16 PM »
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There is also a air return on the bottom of that drain pan to the right that maybe plug up with ice.Maybe take some of the lower bins out in fresh food and make sure that you get all the ice out of there and make sure its clear before putting it back together.

I checked this on the freezer side the first time it froze up and it was iced up. I did let it thaw but I did not know it went through to the friedge side. Now, this time I thawed it I left it unplugged with a space heater inside the door for about 5 hours. I will check on the fridge side too.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2013, 08:52:42 PM »
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If your unit was not defrosting your evap  would be soild ice and yes you can test it but no reason to at this time clean your drain and check the duckbill

I will check that tomorrow. Thanks for the reply. Will I know this when I see it? I cannot seem to find it in the diagram.

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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2013, 08:55:46 PM »
It's attached to your drain that goes into your condenser pan.

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« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2013, 09:07:14 PM »
Do I access it from the back or inside the freezer/fridge side? I apologize for all the questions but I look for the parts you mention on the diagram to see what I am looking for. I injured my back late last week and want to minimize the time I end up working on this due to pain.

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« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2013, 10:03:25 PM »
Back it will be a black rubber piece at the end uf the plastic tube that goes from the inside your ref drain to the outside back,where your water drains when your unit goes into defrost.Take you back cover off and look for the condenser pan that your drain water goes into.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2013, 10:06:31 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2013, 09:26:26 AM »
Iliineis  Let us no if you have a duck bill on the end of the drain tube.And what happens with that refrigerator.

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« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2013, 11:35:00 AM »
Ah, now I get it. A duckbill is like an anti-backflow valve on my aquariums. Ok, I am going to pull it out this afternoon after work and will let you know. It probably is okay since the water drains fine once it thaws but we shall see.

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« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2013, 11:54:56 AM »
Back then with the back. Off pour a little water in your drain in the front that was plugged and from the back you should see water go into the drain pan

 

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