Whirlpool side by side refrigerator forming glacier in bottom of freezer


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Old 07-11-17, 08:09 PM
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Whirlpool side by side refrigerator forming glacier in bottom of freezer

It's slowly growing on the floor of the freezer and eventually pushing the freezer door open.
I think it has something to do with the Ice Maker.
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Any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Jim
 
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Old 07-11-17, 10:49 PM
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Nothing to do with the ice maker. The condensate line is plugged.

You'll need to shut the unit off. Remove the back cover over the cold coil.
You may need a blow dryer to unthaw the ice.
At the bottom of the coil will be a tray with a 1/2" hole in it. This is the drain to the catch pan in the bottom of the fridge.

Some very hot water and a touch of bleach will clean the line.
You may need to use a small pointed tool to unplug at the top.

Go easy on the hot water as there is only a limited amount of catch tray and it will overflow with too much water poured down the drain.
 
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Old 07-12-17, 06:50 PM
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Thanks Pete. I didn't get a chance to mess with it today but tomorrow for sure.
 
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Old 07-12-17, 06:56 PM
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It's a common occurrence. A little time consuming to unthaw and clear the drain but should be fairly easy to do. I get a lot of those calls.
 
 

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