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Fixing a Clogged Defrost Drain Check Valve in a Whirlpool-built Bottom-Mount Refrigerator

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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

The newer model Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, Amana,Jenn-Air, and Maytag bottom-mount refrigerators are prone to clogged condensate drain problems from a rubber check valve on the drain tube that can get clogged up with gookus.  In this exciting episode of Appliantology TV, Samurai Appliance Repair Man takes you deep into the belly of the beast, revealing the location of this troublesome check valve and shows you how to fix it for good.  
 
 
 
 


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:30 PM

Seen this many times in last few years and did exactly what video shows and it work great!!! Have had no call backs other than to say (thankyou)!!!!

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:14 PM

Domo, Brother Derik!   :thumbsup:



#4 BryanS

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:31 PM

Don't know if we should add this video here now since they did come out with a part to fix this as well Part number: AP5780744

Part number: AP5780744

 


Edited by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, 16 August 2014 - 08:41 AM.


#5 richseattle56

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:08 AM

Use all the resources you can for help in repairing appliances. I have repaired this problem. The new kit does not come with 2 hoses. Only one. Replace the duck bill.


Edited by richseattle56, 29 April 2014 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:30 PM

There is an epidemic of these things. I get a call on one about once every two weeks.

 

Thanks Whirlpool.



#7 Kokanee Ranger

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:08 PM

Got a call back on one of the first P-traps installed .

Little bubbles of ice was forming on the evaporator cover .

Near as I could tell the water trapped in the P was evaporating and due to the heat of the compressor.

Another contributing factor could be that her apartment was right on the shore of False Creek ( Pacific Ocean ) .

 

Whirlpool might have to re-engineer there final solution to the gummy duck bill grommet.



#8 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

I've installed dozens of these new P-traps without a single call back.  The critical part of the installation-- and the one, I suspect, that most servicers don't pay much attention to-- is the flush fit of the top part of the P-trap against the bottom of the cabinet.  It is crucial that there be no air leaks in that area because the cold air will leak out of the freezer and cause ice plugs at that location.  







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