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tomfromblaine

Help my Whirlpool Fridge has a Glacier

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I'm hoping somebody can help here I have a side by side fridge and in the bottom of the freezer side I get a sheet of ice that builds up until it gets to the door seal then melts and drips on the floor. My manual states it has a auto defrost cycle and you may hear water run to the drain pan but it makes no mention of how or where to clean (maybe something clogged?) . Oh yea fridge is 2 years old. any help to get going in the right direction would be great.

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Tom

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You'll need to find your freezer coils (may be behind a panel). It sounds like your condensate drain is frozen up (same thing happened on my frigidaire two weeks ago).

You'll need to figure out why the drain stopped draining - probably gunk in the tube that backed water up long enough to freeze it.

Once I found where the drain was I dumped some almost boiling water down it, which flushed a bunch of gunk out of it.

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Make sure the door seal is good at the point where it is freezing. That is most likely the source of the problem.

Most times just a small air leak will grow into a big ice up.

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