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Whirlpool "gold' refrigerator / freezer (lower pull-out) -

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Whirlpool "gold' refrigerator / freezer (lower pull-out) - ice build up in the freezer and then water on the floor. Ensured settings at "4" as recommended and cleaned under appliance and ensured good ventilation. Suggestions appreciated
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

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That is a blocked defrost drain line in the freezer, you need to remove the items in the freezer section. Once they are all out remove the back panel INSIDE the freezer to get at the evaporator and Defrost Drain pan under the evaporator. You will see it is all iced over. You need to melt all the ice and that will expose a DRAIN HOLE towards the middle of the drain pan under the evaporator. Clear that out with a steamer, hot water with a turkey baster or compressed air Make sure the drain is working by pouring a half cup of really hot water down it and it should drain nice and fast If so put the unit back together and it will be all fixed!

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
have removed screws form back panel
at issue the 'grill' and 2 coverings on the back panel - notes a screw driver with arrow
what is the process to remove these 3 coverings?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

Did you get it off?

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,

I was just touching base with you because I have not heard back from you and the question is still open and unrated, if there is something else I can help you with follow up questions are free and can still be handled even after you rate the service thanks.

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