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Offline niobrara

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Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2013, 11:58:29 AM »
Some units don't have one but anytime I get a 2nd freeze up I always check for one of them they gum up a lot

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2013, 12:33:41 PM »
Most of the trios all have duckbills, but in the last couple of months I have found one on a side by side? Yours should have a p trap plastic drain on it ?Putting water in the evap drain will show you that it is clean,because the water should run thru it into the condenser pan. There is some bending involved,just go slow and take your time. Easy fix. Then let the unit run. Then as tgoods stated before, in time you will see if there are other issues.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2013, 04:12:12 PM »
The last time I cleaned it it drained fine. Now, this time I left the freezer empty so I can see the drain. It is indeed frozen up again. The black conduit in the bottom of the evaporator pan has a snow white glob right in the middle of it so it must be something underneath it causing it not to drain.  I wonder if i could have done something when I vacuumed it out from the back to cause a problem?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2013, 09:04:38 AM »
Getting back to plug drains.I am a big fan of using hot water and a turkey baster or a small nasal aspirator fill with hot water and squeeze it after drain is cleared and doing that 3 or four times and then using baking soda and and water and whipping down aluminum drain pan with rag and then use lemon juice and pouring the in the drain tube last Also install a heat probe on heater.This seems to work for me.I think some of the drain holes are to small in design.

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Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2013, 10:14:22 AM »
I agree those drain holes are to small and I hate that duckbill do you install heater kit or just use copper wire

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2013, 10:22:27 AM »
If it is a whirlpool i would use part# 819043 or a cooper wire.I have used that Electrical heat probe in the past that use to be made by gemline.Even got one on the truck.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2013, 10:26:06 AM »
Also i love that steam machine you recommend to be to defrost the evaporators.Wish they had that 38 years ago.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2013, 10:40:16 AM »
Also that steamer is good on those plug drains.

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Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2013, 11:46:36 AM »
I just had to order a new old went over 2 years I have just been using copper wire

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2013, 02:14:54 PM »
I guess what really bugs me is why it would decide to do this now after 8 years? The heating element isn't warped and it does indeed defrost. I have a piece of 12ga Romex I am going to fashion into a probe and see if it will fix it. I still need to get it pulled out. I plan on doing that this afternoon. All this "anti-gun" junk is keeping me busy lately. I hope to have this afternoon free.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2013, 11:23:08 AM »
iliineis You have been fighting with this refrigerator for awhile now.My reply #34 to lay on floor and look at bottom of door gaskets. I think you would of seen the problem back then.This is just a follow up on your new post on the same refrigerator.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Again
« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2013, 11:57:29 AM »
Yes I have and you are absolutely correct. This door was tweaked years ago by my wife. I assumed that couldn't have anything to do with the freezing up. It looked like it was sealed above and below. I think what cinched the deal is the black plastic pieces appearing a few weeks ago under the hinge and the fact that the door swings open freely now with nothing to slow it down. I should have the parts in a few days. I will try to get it fixed asap and post my findings. I had been hesitating ordering parts and I am glad now. Now I got them all in one order, stove and fridge parts.

 

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