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I have a Whirlpool Fridge Freezer. The freezer is on the…

I have a Whirlpool...

I have a Whirlpool Fridge Freezer. The freezer is on the bottom and I keep getting ice build up from the ice maker, It is as if the water is leaking onto the freezer bottom pooling and freezing

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

2 years, maybe

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes, so long as it isn't rebuilding an engine

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

After a day it is quite a bit of Ice......covers the bottom of the freezer and is about 1/4 to 3/8' thick I can't see where the water is coming from

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The water is not actually coming from the icemaker. Unfortunately this is not an easy issue to fix on these bottom freezer top refrigerators. You will want to unplug the unit for 24 hours to allow all the ice to thaw out. Once the ice is thawed out, the best way to clean the drain line is from the bottom up because going at it from the inside is really difficult. If you pull the refrigerator forward and remove the bottom access panel and locate the rubber hose which comes down directly from the middle or so of the freezer floor toward the back and use something like a turkey baster to shoot hot water up the hose. Once it's clear and you can blow air through the hose, you're good to go again. Also, if you have the ability to just unplug the refrigerator for 24 hours that'll thaw all the ice out and them you can just blow air up and clear the drain out.

Now this drain hose has been re-designed because the material on the hose would break down and the check valve inside won't allow water to flow out so below is a link to the new re-designed hose you'll want to order and replace with instructions.

CLICK HERE for drain hose

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