Model #ET19DKXDW03 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount Refrigerator

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leaking fridge

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I know how important it is to have a good working refrigerator so that you can keep your food nice and fresh. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I suggest you add to the thread of this question and include the full model number of your appliance so that the expert can provide you with a more detailed answer. I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some good information to help you with your question. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
June 15, 2011
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It is likely that the drain pan under that evaporator in the freezer is frozen. That link for a previous answer that Joseph P. provided in the above response explains that failure. Here is a link for a video that shows the evaporator and the drain pan in a top mount refrigerator: Video: Refrigerator Not Cooling Repair . If you are able to unplug the refrigerator and remove the evaporator cover as shown in that video, you will probably find a frozen defrost drain pan under the evaporator. Defrost and clear that drain using hot water and then reassemble the refrigerator. This will probably fix your problem.

If you need more help, reply with additional details and the full model number of your refrigerator.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 16, 2011
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o.k. did this and same problem reoccured a month or two later so now what could be causing this? thanks my model number is# ET19DKXDW03

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don -
March 03, 2012
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Hello Don. Your details seem to indicate that the drain tube under the evaporator keeps freezing up. If that describes your situation, then you will probably need to install a heat probe kit that will help keep that drain from freezing up. You can order that kit from the Sears PartsDirect.com website. I provided a direct link for that kit below. It is part number 819043. I also provided the instruction sheet for installing that kit. This may help you fix your problem. Be sure that you UNPLUG the refrigerator before accessing internal components. If the evaporator keeps building up excessive frost, then you may have a bad defrost heater or a failed defrost bi-metal thermostat as described in that video that I posted in the above response. Let us know if you need more help with this problem.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 05, 2012
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o.k. the first time this happened i did not see any ice or frost buildup on the evaporator. o.k next ? how easy should a dollar bill slide in and out of the freezer door when placed in between the door seal and unit itself? My seal or gasket appears to be glued on . thanks

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don -
March 05, 2012
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You may not necessarily see frost and ice build-up on the evaporator when the defrost drain tube freezes up. The excessive frost and failure to melt it off can be related to a frozen defrost drain but it can also be a separate issue. You can check that evaporator for excessive frost by pulling off that inside rear panel in the freezer. If you are seeing excessive frost then you could have a leak of warm air into the cabinet through the freezer and/or refrigerator door gaskets. You could also have a failure of that automatic defrost system as described in that video. The dollar bill should have some slight resistance when pulled out from the door gasket. It should not be difficult to pull out that bill, just apparent that the gasket is seated on the cabinet. Check the refrigerator and freezer door seals. Reply with additional details if you need more help.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 06, 2012
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well like in all things i don't wanna just guess and throw money at it unless i can be certain of the problem. I did have the rear freezer panel off and noticed NO frost on the evaporator. hmmmm....should i just try the cheapest solution first which would be the heat probe kit which you suggested? Also, i didn't see any installation instructions on that. thanks

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don -
March 06, 2012
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Here is the instruction sheet that should come with that heat probe kit. That piece of metal just clips onto the bottom of the defrost heater and protrudes down to the drain to provide some heat to keep it from freezing up.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 07, 2012
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why not just wrap a piece of say 14gauge solid copper wire around the heater tube and extend it down the drain?

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don -
March 07, 2012
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That solution will work the same as that kit as long as you position the wire properly in the middle of that drain hole.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 08, 2012
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