Model #EVL181NXTQ02 WHIRLPOOL Upright Freezer

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Q:

Ice buildup EVL181NXTQ02 Whirlpool Upright freezer

A:

Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

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Marc -
July 29, 2013
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Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com. I am sorry to hear of the issue with the Whirlpool upright freezer, I know how frustrating that can be.

The ice accumulation at the bottom of the freezer could be caused by a couple of things:

First, had the freezer door been mistakenly left open or unclosed for a prolonged period of time (overnight)? If so, when the items in the freezer unthawed, water would accumulate at the base and upon closing the door, it would freeze.

Secondly, how does the door gasket look? Does it have any rips or tears in it? Does it adhere the door securely to the cabinet of the freezer? Over time, door gaskets can lose their magnetization and become weak, not allowing the freezer door to make a good seal, this could be the issue.

Lastly, ice accumulation could also be caused by a defrost component of the freezer giving out. There are three components involved with the defrosting: the defrost heater, thermostat, and timer. Any of these may be at fault if it's a defrost issue. The only way to know which component is at fault is to multimeter test each component individually.

For your convenience, I have included blue links below that you can click on to be directed to the PartsDirect page to view and purchase the applicable parts for repair.

Door Gasket for model EVL181NXTQ02

Defrost Timer for model EVL181NXTQ02

Defrost Heater for model EVL181NXTQ02

Defrost Thermostat for model EVL181NXTQ02

If you have any further questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 29, 2013
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Oil leak EVL181NXTQ02 Whirlpool Upright freezer

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The oil leaking from the freezer can be very frustrating and concerning. I did some research on your model number but was not able to find a solution. Your expert will be able to help answer your question. It may take two business days for your expert to reply. If you would like to look into Sears doing the repair here is a link for Sears Home Services. I do hope that everything works out on the freezer.

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Marc -
July 01, 2013
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Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your question about your Whirlpool Upright Freezer. I am so sorry to hear that it is leaking oil out of the bottom front. I can understand your concern as that is definitely not normal. I will be happy to help you with this. To better assist you, I would like to ask, was the freezer resently moved? And during the moving process, was it laid down on its side?

I asked about the freezer being laid down because the oil in it is part of the refrigerant system. The oil is held in place only by gravity. Because of this, a refrigerator or a freezer should never be laid down. If it is absolutely necessary to lay the unit on its side, then the product needs to be left upright and unplugged for at least 24 hours. That lets the oil move back down into the compressor. If the freezer was laid down and turned on before the oil had a chance to settle, then that oil can back up out of the refrigerant lines, contaiminate the refrigerant and leak to the floor. Another possible cause for the oil leak is that there is a leak in the compressor.  Unfortunately, in either situation, this is an issue that will have to be corrected by a technician.  

If you would like a Sears technician to come to your home, you can set up service by going to www.SearsHomeServices.com or by calling 1-800-469-4663.  I am so sorry this is not a do-it-yourself project that we can talk you through. If I can be of any further assistance, please respond to this thread. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business.  

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
July 01, 2013
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