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WHIRLPOOL ET1CHMXKQ05 REFRIGERATOR leaking water because of condensation drain

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I have a WHIRLPOOL ET1CHMXKQ05 refrigerator that's about 6 years old. I first had an issue with the condensation drain in the freezer getting clogged with ice almost 2 years ago when I was out of town for 2 weeks. I found the info to unclog it. Easy. Then it happened again back in September when I was out of town for a few days. Since them it's been happening once a month or so. Last time I saw the info at http://applianceguru.com/forum1/19172.html but didn't try to make a copper wire heating rig that is shown in that URL. Now it's that time again and I want to make that wire rig, but I have a question:

Does the wires that actually run down into the drain pipe itself damage the drain pipe when the wires heat up? That's my only concern with doing this.

Thanks!

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Make your life easy and install this part: 819043. Bend the heater down slightly to get it closer to the drain hole. That's all you need. The coper wire works, but it's a PITA to install and you will end up with chopped up hands from the evaporator fins. lol.

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Thanks for the info. I desperately needed this yesterday! Hopefully I can get it quickly. I need to defrost the freezer now. I wish I had this tonight so I can install it without having to take everything out & put it back in, but when I do install it, it will be quick, I hope.

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It is literally 5 screws ... 4 to remove the back panel, 1 to install the heat probe ... and yer done.

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