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Whirlpool Refrigerator Leaking Water

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator leaking water are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Refrigerator leaking water

Cause 1Clogged or Freezing Defrost Drain

If the defrost drain is frozen, the water will overflow the drain trough and drip down to the bottom of the compartment. This water can eventually leak onto the floor. Check the defrost drain to determine if it is clogged or frozen. If the defrost drain is frozen, thaw the ice. In addition, flush the drain with hot water to ensure that it is clear of debris.

Cause 2Water Tank Assembly

Inspect the water tank assembly for any leaks. Be aware that the leak may be very small and hard to find. If you discover a leak, replace the water tank. Do not attempt to repair the water tank—glue will not stick properly to the plastic of the tank.

Parts
Water Tank Assembly for your WhirlpoolRefrigerator
Water Tank Assembly - Part # 1401909 Mfg Part # WP12956202

Chilled water tank assembly. Includes water filter head with by-pass plug and 1/4" main water supply male fitting.

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Cause 3Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve opens to supply water to the dispenser and icemaker. If the water inlet valve is cracked or has a loose fitting, water will leak from the valve. Inspect the water inlet valve for cracks, and make sure that it is tightly secured to the water supply line.

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Parts
Water Inlet Valve for your WhirlpoolRefrigerator
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 1187201 Mfg Part # 67006322

Dual water valve for Ice2o

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Cause 4Water Filter

The water filter might be not fitted properly on the filter housing. If the water filter is not fitted properly, water may leak from the filter. Remove and reinstall the filter to ensure that it is fitted properly.

Parts
Water Filter for your WhirlpoolRefrigerator
Water Filter - Part # 4273163 Mfg Part # EDR4RXD1

EveryDrop Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 4 reduces 23 contaminants, including lead and mercury, asbestos, and industrial chemicals. Each filter provides 300 gallons of filtered water and should be changed every 6 months to ensure proper contaminant removal and flow rate. NSF certified.

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