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Offline pelike

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Whirlpool fridge needs defrost drain tube cleared
« on: January 08, 2010, 03:17:11 PM »
If anyone can help me I need to clear defrost drain tube from Whirlpool fridge. I don't know if it is something I can do on my own, any information regarding this matter would be greatly appreciated. Water is leaking from freezer to fridge and collecting at bottom of fridge where it freezes.  

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Re: Whirlpool fridge needs defrost drain tube cleared
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 03:33:00 PM »
Hi pelike

Could you post the model number of your refrigerator? The model number can be found on the model/serial number tag that is located on the refrigerator.

Thanks for posting your question.

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Re: Whirlpool fridge needs defrost drain tube cleared
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 06:57:31 PM »
You can wrap a copper wire around the heater and extend it down into the drain. The idea being the heat from the heater will transfer down the wire and keep the drain free of ice.
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Re: Whirlpool fridge needs defrost drain tube cleared
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 08:41:30 PM »
Whirlpool has a drain tube kit designed to keep the drain from freezing up . Part # 726493

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Re: Whirlpool fridge needs defrost drain tube cleared
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 08:45:47 PM »
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