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Old 04-23-2012, 01:21 PM
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Default whirlpool side by side leaking water from the bottom
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leaking from the bottom, took back cover off and the lower line coming out of compressor is frozen solid but drain pan is dry. unit seems to cool fine on both sides


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Old 04-23-2012, 04:36 PM
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Hi.

Did you notice that the refrigerator runs "forever"?

Check the temperature in the freezer and refrigerator using the thermometer.

Remove the rear panel in the freezer and check how the evaporator coils are covered with snow.

Normally the coils should be covered with light frost.

If necessary, defrost the refrigerator and set the cold control to warmer position.

Look if the condensate drain below the evaporator at the bottom of the freezer is not frozen.

Thank you. Post the results.

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Hi.

Did you notice that the refrigerator runs "forever"?

Check the temperature in the freezer and refrigerator using the thermometer.

Remove the rear panel in the freezer and check how the evaporator coils are covered with snow.

Normally the coils should be covered with light frost.

If necessary, defrost the refrigerator and set the cold control to warmer position.

Look if the condensate drain below the evaporator at the bottom of the freezer is not frozen.

Thank you. Post the results.

Simon.
Temp is fine and coils lightly covered. I defrosted and set temp to lowest setting. Line freezes as soon as motor starts to run.
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Temp is fine and coils lightly covered. I defrosted and set temp to lowest setting. Line freezes as soon as motor starts to run.

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Hi.

Assuming that the evaporator fan is running and the temperature in both compartments is normal I recommend you to wrap around the tubing some insulation and tape it with duct tape.
I don't think there is anything ells should be done at this point.There is a chance of a sealed system problem.

Thank you.

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