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Water in bottom of fridge

I have a whirlpool refrigerator model ET1FTTXKQ02 and I have ice build up in the bottom of the freezer and water in the bottom of the fridge that eventually spills out onto the floor. If I take the ice out of the bottom of the freezer it is ok for a couple days the the cycle starts all over again.

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    this has happened 4 times over the last 4 years. Every spring i take the freezer section apart and clear the top of the drain hose with a hairdryer blowing hot air. I also add hot tap water to the tray inside the freezer section (after having taken the whole thing apart) And we can people on the moon! Unit was new in 1999.

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    My Whirlpool is only 4 years old and I have recently found water in the bottom. We cleaned out drain hose and let all accumulated ice melt. I am also not turning on water to ice maker. I am going back to the old fashioned ice tray system. This really is disheartening. I will never buy a Whirlpool again. My first and last.....

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    ice builds up on bottom of refrigerator under the lower freezer

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Model number GB2FHdxWS

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Water on floor beneath freezer section - some ice formed at bottom of freezer

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THE DRIAN HOLE IS CLOGGED ITS IN FREZZOR IN THE BACK BEHIND THE BACK PANEL BUT YOU CAN LOOK UNDER THE FRIDGE AND FIND THE OTHER END OF THE DRIAN HOSE BLOW AIR TROUGH IT TO CLEAN IT OUT MAKE SURE THE FRIDG IS OFF FOR A DAY, OPEN FREEZOR DOOR TO MELT ICE IN DRIAN HOLE AND HOSE AIR PRESSOR MAY NOT BLOW THE ICE BLOCKAGE OUT DEFROST FOR A DAY THEN IT WILL CLEAN UP NICE

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There is a lot of build up under the fridge whirlpool model ET1FTTXKQ02 we would like to know proper removal of parts and proper cleaning


The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water
overflows into the ref. or freezer or on floor
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Too much build of ice in freezer will not cooled the refrigerator side, you need to defrost the fridge. Set it to proper temp setting, just enough to have ice on the freezer and also remove water on the bottom.
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Water in bottom of fridge


Thanks to all who spent money or shared their experience to have somebody do this repair, and I really mean it.
I have a Whirlpool TopLoad Fridge (not a side by side).
Things you'll need
30 minutes
Small socket for cardboard panel on lower back and panel inside freezer
Bicycle Pump
4 Towels
Hair Dryer

1. Take everything out of freezer
2. Turn dials off in fridge for both compartments
3. Pull fridge out so you can get behind it and unplug it
4. Be vigilant of ice maker line if installed
5. Pull cardboard panel off on back
On the left side you should see the back of the skinny drip pan and a small line. That line goes from the freezer and is most likely clogged.
6. Blow dry the back of the freezer enough so the ice is thawed at the bottom of the back panel.
7. Remove the two screws on the back panel. You may just be able to pull it toward you enough to get behind it. You'll see the coils and fan, and underneath these you may see some ice sheets and there should be a hole. That is the drain line that is clogged. I heated up some water and poured it over the drain to thaw the line. You may want to remove the crisper drawers and put some towels down there to catch the overflow. Once the ice is thawed enough at the drain. Go to the back of the fridge and place the end of the bicycle pump at the bottom of the drain hose. Apply pressure to get a good seal but keep pumping. You may have to go back and forth between pumping and thawing, but you'll know it is clear when you hear air going into the freezer and then the wonderful moment when water drips into the drip pan as advertised!

Keep those fridges less full so that the door stays sealed and keep the seal clean and also keep your doors from having too much stuff so the weight of the door doesn't pull away.

Okay, put it back together, turn everything on and be careful of your cord and lines when pushing the fridge back. Thank the Lord ours has wheels and man,was it cruddy underneath. Vacuum those coils underneath the fridge too for proper air circulation.

Blessings to you!
tay

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did you try to remove the 2 ***** in freezer floor???. if not remove the floor and check for ice build up underthere, if so:

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