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Fix Whirlpool/Maytag Fridge Ice Buildup

It took me a lot of time searching the internet and calling retail stores and manufactures to sort this out. This post will hopefully save someone some time.

There is a duck bill defrost drain tube that is a lousy design. Whirlpool apparently agrees because there’s now a FREE REPAIR, parts & labor, offered by Whirlpool, up to 2 years after purchase. After 2 years, you can get the part for free. It’s the “P Trap” drain tube kit mentioned by Dan in Brighton on post to the Netscraps blog.

Link to tech bulletin. There’s a long list of models covered.

you can purchase a redesigned drain tube, Whirlpool W10619951 Drain Tube, from Amazon.