Model #ET1CHMXKQ06 WHIRLPOOL Top-Mount Refrigerator

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Water dripping from top freezer into refrigerator; defrost drain line frozen ET1CHMXKQ06

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Alina -
February 02, 2013
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Water dripping into the refrigerator can be upsetting, especially when it is a regular occurrence. I recommend following the advice in this Link to help correct the situation. If the evaporator has a heavy frost build up on it, from top to bottom, it will indicate this is a defrost problem. When you advance the timer and can feel the heater getting warm, it means the heater and bi-metal are both ok. This means the timer # 2314156 is not advancing on its own and will need to be replaced. If the defroster is not working, replace part # W10140847. You can order needed parts here; Sears Parts Direct . If further information is needed, please reply. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
February 03, 2013
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How do I fix the waterline leak in my Kenmore fridge model 106.54609300?

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It's always a good thing to be able to change parts on the refrigerator. I placed a link down bellow that might be able to help you in regards to replacing the water tube. It may not be the same issue but it should help you in changing the tube.

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celene -
January 31, 2011
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I know a water leak can be very frustrating. The information you have received is good but does not pertain to this problem. If the water line is leaking in this model, a new fill tube will need to be installed. This is a solid one piece fill tube, so if it's leaking, it indicates there is a crack in the line. This can be a difficult line to replace even for technicians. First disconnect power to the refrigerator and shut the water supply valve off. Now remove the back cover panel to gain access, to the inlet valve. The icemaker water tube will now need to be removed from the inlet valve, so it can be pulled through the cabinet. I'm attaching a picture of how the fittings on this valve work. Now the icemaker will need to be removed, to get to the fill tube, inside the freezer. I'm attaching pictures with instructions to remove the icemaker. Now make sure there is no ice at all in the fill tube. The complete fill tube can now be pulled out from the front. If there is any ice in the tube, it will cause the line to break inside the cabinet and it will then be very difficult to remove. With the complete water line removed, the new water tube can be pushed back through the cabinet and reconnected. This can be a very difficult repair and I recommend having a technician make this repair. I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, any additional details will be helpful and I will be glad to assist you further.

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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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 02, 2011
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I have a whirpool refrigerator model # et1chmxkq06 that leaks thought the inside what is the problem.

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jason -
February 02, 2011
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Jason: On this model, if the water is leaking inside, there is a fill tube extension # 2203024 that will need to be installed. I have attached a picture with instructions to install this part. It's available at the link listed below. This extension will prevent water from splashing during the icemaker water fill.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 02, 2011
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Scott D: Is the fill tube a single piece? I am asking because I can not confirm that the waterline is leaking. I only know that water leaks out the back of the freezer at the top where the waterline goes inside. Is a leaking waterline the only possible diagnosis? Also, is the waterline a standard size, or a specific part number? Thanks for all your input.

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Scott -
February 02, 2011
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Yes, the fill tube is a single piece. It extends through the back wall, into the icemaker fill cup. To actually see what is taking place and to install the fill tube extension, the back panel in the freezer, has to be taken out. Be sure to disconnect power to the refrigerator first. Everything in the freezer has to be removed to take the back panel out. I'm attaching a picture with instructions to remove the icemaker. The fill tube itself is not a serviceable (replaceable) part. If you feel a technician may be needed to check this, you can call 1-800-469-4663 to set up a call. I hope this will help you.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 03, 2011
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Scott D: the black part of the fill tube(where it sits over the icemaker) had a little ice in it when I started to remove it. It appears to have a small leak where the clear water line goes into the black fill tube extension. Could this small leak have caused the water to freeze in the fill tube extension, or could this ice in the line be the result of another problem?

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Scott -
February 05, 2011
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If there was ice in the fill tube, it could have caused the leak. When the fill tube is iced up and the water cannot get through, it causes a back pressure that sometimes causes a leak. With the ice removed, it may work ok now. However, when this tube ices up, it's because the inlet valve is not seating properly and allowing water to seep through. The valve # 2315576 will need to be replaced. It's located behind the unit where the incoming water supply line connects. It's available at the link listed below. I hope this helps you.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 05, 2011
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Scott D; Thanks for the advice. I cleared the ice from the line and re-installed it. The ice maker is making ice right now, so my wife is happy! It sounds like I need to go ahead and replace the inlet valve though, before the line ices up again. Do you recommend replacing the fill tube line at the same time, since it has leaked?

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Scott -
February 05, 2011
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No, the fill tube should not need to be replaced. Thank you for using Manage My Life

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 07, 2011
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