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Refrigerator 'leak' Hi, My apt size frig is leaving some water on the floor at the back. The drip/evaporation pan is okay, so I think it a product of melting frost that forms on one of the tubes leading to the condenser.( I observed this frost one time.) This tube is a gray color, above the copper tube on the right as one looks at the back of the unit. The moisture drips on the floor, or newspaper if I put it there. Newspaper absorbs, and then dries. Question:, is this an indication that the condenser is giving out? also, Frig runs very cold unless turned to #1. Thanks for any info. Ann A

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Hi. thanks for the question. the reason the ice builds up at the coil, at the back . Is because the fridge, is running way too long..If # 1 is where you set the fridge . replace the thermostat, This will solve your problem .Thanks the appliance doc

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