Why is my refrigerator drip pan full of water?

Excessive water flowing into the drip pan can be caused by high ambient humidity. It can also be caused by a leak in the door gaskets or the ice dispenser if your refrigerator dispenses ice through the door. Frequent opening of the refrigerator or freezer door can also cause this problem.

How do you empty a refrigerator drip pan?

Pop off the kick panel at the bottom of the fridge if the drip pan is in the front. Open the doors on your fridges so you can access the top of the kick panel, which is the slotted grate on the bottom of the fridge. Slide a putty knife between your fridge and the kick panel to pop it off.

Where is my fridge drain pan?

A refrigerator’s drain pan is located on the bottom of the unit, near the floor. It typically can be accessed by removing the grill on the front of the refrigerator and sliding the pan forward. Clean the pan thoroughly and check for cracks or splits.

Do all refrigerators have drip pans?

While refrigerators vary in design, the drip pan is almost universally located in the bottom of the unit. In many refrigerators, you can access the drip pan from this area. In other models you may need to slide the refrigerator out from the wall and get to the pan from the bottom, rear of the unit.

How do you unclog a freezer drain tube?

To stop the freezer from leaking, you will need to get the drain tube cleared of ice or debris. There may be ice in the tube or it may be clogged with debris. Use a turkey baster filled with hot water and force the water into the drain hole. Repeat this multiple times to clear out the DRAIN TUBE.

How do I clean a refrigerator drain tube?

  1. Mix one quart of warm water with two caps full of bleach and a few drops of dish detergent to make a solution.
  2. If there is standing water in the trough that runs across the back wall, remove the water with a turkey baster, sponge, or towel.
  3. The drain trough extending across the back of the refrigerator is now visible.

How do you empty the drip pan on a Whirlpool refrigerator?

Once you’ve disconnected your fridge, unscrew the lower back panel, pop it off with a putty knife or screwdriver, and slide the drip pan out. If there’s any water in your drip pan, empty it down the sink or a drain. Then, spray the pan with a solution of 1-part bleach and 2-parts warm water and let it sit.

How do you test the defrost drain on a refrigerator?

On most refrigerators the defrost drain tube and drain hole is located inside the freezer at the bottom back. Look in the freezer near the bottom and locate the drain tube and the drain hole. There may be a panel made from plastic that covers the drain tube and hole. Remove the panel with a screwdriver if applicable.