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Author Topic: Defrost drain clogged  (Read 146 times)

Offline Joebeef

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Defrost drain clogged
« on: January 18, 2013, 04:36:12 PM »
Had one today with long duck bill and it still clogs with crud....Whirlpool better get their chit together don't ya think? 

Offline domain

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Re: Defrost drain clogged
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 06:25:31 PM »
Had a long duck bill clogged today as well! :D

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Re: Defrost drain clogged
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 08:06:31 PM »
I've seen this issue over and over ,thats why I trim the replacements a bit before I install

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Re: Defrost drain clogged
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 08:33:40 PM »
What do you trim? :D

Offline Joebeef

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Re: Defrost drain clogged
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 07:41:23 AM »
I've thought of trimming it also but then you run the risk of frost clogging the drain....just go back to the old plastic tube with a trap in it. 
Whirlpool is saving 87 cents but risking their reputation....it seems to take a little over a year for them to clog from what customers tell me and they're pissed that they spent a lot of money for it and have to call for a repair just out of warranty.  It's a real pain to get them clear also.  I use to swear by Whirlpool but not anymore...I don't recommend any appliances to people, I'm honest and tell them they're all crap.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2013, 07:45:36 AM by Joebeef »

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Re: Defrost drain clogged
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 12:46:19 PM »
I cut the end ever so slightly so its very slightly open I would say a 32nd of an inch .I also spray  the inside of the grommet with silicone spray .O issues with air infiltration and frost build up .As far as W/P being junk ...yup your right but I look on it  as job security .

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Re: Defrost drain clogged
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 01:00:47 PM »
My job yesterday had a mix of cat hair and a very sticky glue substance sealing it fully shut. Took it outside and scrubbed it with contact cleaner and brush. Worked great! :D

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Defrost drain clogged
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 02:31:50 PM »
I phoned W/p tech line once and they told me engineering thought it was caused by crap off the evaporator ..he wanted me to wash and scrub ,then rinse the evap ,yea right I've got all day .I'm convinced problem is caused by heat breaking down the rubber the grommet is made out of causing it to get sticky and stay shut .

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Re: Defrost drain clogged
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013, 08:36:39 PM »
Unsure of the cause of the stickiness, but I got it very clean. Tech lines have some INTERESTING ideas LOL! :D

Offline lesguns

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Re: Defrost drain clogged
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013, 11:10:55 PM »
I ALSO MAKE THE OPENING LARGER.

 

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