20 Most Recent Whirlpool ET1WTKX Top Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers


The defrost drain line in the freezer has frozen closed with ice.
Defrost the drain hole with hot water or a hair dryer.
Turn the refrigerator OFF before doing this.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 04, 2011


sorry to hear..if it is stuck in defrost than u need to take it out of defrost by turning the timer. but if compo. dont run might need to replace relay on comp. ok

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 12, 2011


Hi Kevin;
Is the freezer Cold? If not it could be many things, Thermostat faulty, compressor? If it is cold, then the air vent between Freezer and Fridge may be faulty... Cheers

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 29, 2010


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Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.
Take a bare copper wire and wrap it around a fin near the heater and put the other end a few inches down the drain. The heat convection may prevent it from freezing.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 07, 2010


remove the back wall leave the unit to run half hour open and see if coil have frost all the way from the top of the coil to the bottom if the coil is full you have adefrost problem could be your timer defrost thermostart or heater

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 31, 2009


You need to look inside the freezer at the rear wall cover and see if it is frosted over. If your refrigerator is not defrosting that can cause the refrigerator side and the freezer side also not to cool to the desired temp.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 30, 2009


Hello gonzomg69,
The two other comments posed at you from Blue Dog and 20YRSEXP are good ones and necessary to get to the root cause of the problem however I have a few ideas to share with you that may help.. First off, I am assuming that the circuit breaker you mention is the one that protects the outlet that feeds your fridge power. If thats correct, and you just started to have breaker trips, the obvious question is ..does that circuit breaker also supply power to other receptacles and do those have any additional appliances or 'loads' on them that are drawing current? The circuit breaker current rating is based on the wire size so that regardless of what you plug into a receptacle, that breaker limits current so you won't melt the insulation or have a fire. Also, you should be aware that circuit breakers do go bad and that may be your problem too..
I hope this information helps you...
Regards,
Rick

Whirlpool... | Answered on Nov 29, 2008


One thing which happened to me lately the Ice maker at my job was clicking. I looked up in it if had frozen up I had to defrost it, the clicking went away. Well that may not be help on your freezer but might be the ice maker in it. Just a thought.
Link below talk about the relay and other issues which can cause clicking noise
link below may help
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUWe0gIqH48

https://www.hunker.com/12605063/my-fridge-is-clicking-and-not-cooling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGGB5IZKk0E

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/156981/What+causes+clicking+noise

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 14, 2020


WHIRLPOOL WRF40 Solution to this problem!!! very easy ----I assume you have a problem with the control board switching on and of erratic when you pass setting 3 on the LED display, the designers of this fridge left the calculator at home that day, ask a technician to replace the Resistors 5, 6 & 7 (330 OHM 1/4 watt) on your electronic control board with 680 OHM 1/4 watt. This would solve the problems with this board, the LEDs will not be as bright as they were but still highly visible. Questions? deon@electro-web.co.za

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 24, 2019


check door switch if voltage to both sides of switch bad led if no voltage to switch bad board or transformer

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 24, 2019


temp sensor bad or unit not cooling

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 24, 2019

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