- The problem was the homeowner had 2 pans to catch the water leaking down from the freezer compartment from the duct in the back.
I have the evap pan clear of ice, but the drain hole is clogged with ice.... Is there any way to thaw the drain hole area out without melting the surrounding area with a heat gun, besides just unplugging and open the freezer door and waiting for time to go by which is what I'm doing right now.
As soon as it thaws I'm going to blow out the drain with nitrogen and then hang a piece of 14g solid copper wire off the bottom of the heater and into the drain hole. This is the second one of these I had to fix this way... last time it lasted almost 2 years before the wire got too brittle.
Is this pretty common with Whirlpool units within the last 5-8 years?
Any advice or comments would be helpful.