where is defrost drip pan? what is the small door flap at the top right side of cabinet top?
Answer Smith, The defrost drip/drain pan W10296785 is located at the back of the refrigerator, inside and on the bottom of the compressor compartment. It is not removable unless you drop the system mounting plate. You'll need to remove the compartment cover W10211854 to access it. The only "door flap" we are aware of, is inside the refrigerator compartment on the ceiling and it is the water filter cover 67006331 , You unclip the latch and open the door to replace the water filter inside the housing.
I think the drip pan is cracked. What is the best way to remove and replace. You mention 'tilt' the fridge, which way and how much? Or lower the base, but how much? And what do I need to do for my model? Thank you. JC
To replace the drip pan on the unit you would access it from the front but would need to pull the unit out. You will want to remove the lower cover in the back and remove the water valve and disconnect the tubing that goes to the filter assembly. Make sure that the water supply is turned off. Once water tube is removed, go to the front of the unit and remove the kickplate and the 2 screws holding the water filter assembly in place. Once removed then pull the housing out. With the housing out you should be able to pull the drain pan out and install the new one and reassemble the unit.
I like to order a defrost pan to replace the old one. How do I remove the kick plate to access the pan?
Answer Hello Ani,
The kick panel simply pulls off of the retaining clips. It is much easier to remove it with both doors opened.
How do I remove defrost drain pan from this unit? Pan is leaking when defrosting (has crack on edge).
Answer Hello Arthur.
Normally the unit will have to be tilted to remove a couple of screws and the condenser fan motor and the water valve has to come out to make room for the old defrost drain pan to come... more out and the new one to go in. In some cases the compressor will have to be unbolted and carefully moved aside to get the part exchanged. This is done carefully to prevent breaking the freon lines, causing a condition where a freon certified technician would have to be hired for the sealed system repair. This is a two man job and care should be taken not to lean the unit too far which would allow the compressor oil to enter the freon lines. If this happens, the oil will stop up the capillary line causing a sealed system repair to once again be necessary.
Drip pan under Refrigerator overflows. What causes this to happen?
You will want to look for a cracked water filter or a filter housing leaking. If you pull the lower kick plate from unit and look at the filter housing. If you see it dripping constantly then pull the filter out and look for cracks. Also look to see if the filter housing leak has lessened. If so then the filter is the problem and if the filter housing continuously leaks with filter out then the filter housing is the problem.
Cant remove drain pan on my whirlpool md:ED5GTGXN011 water filter in the way and cant diconnect it.
Answer Hello X Man. To remove the pan from the bottom of the unit, you will need to lean the unit and lower the base on the unit. Once it is lowered, you can access and remove the pan. The pan can not be removed any other way.