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Water running from under the refrigerator

I've had my refrigerator for about 7 years and now water is running from under it. Everything else runs fine. It still gets cold and the freezer works well. How can I fix this?

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  • williams604 Jan 06, 2009

    My fridge is a normal one. It is a gss25lg side by side. It is hooked to water because it has an ice maker.



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Experts say that there may come a time in a fridge's life where you have to open the back panel and clean the condensation coils. When they go in cooling mode, you get frost on the outside of the firdge (on the coils) because of the dirt. When the fridge goes off cooling the frost melts and of course, comes out under the fridge. Still is your fridgea normal one, or one that is connected to a water pipe?

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If your refrigerator is of the type which has automatic defrost, the problem is in the pan under the fridge.
The compressor area undr the fridge is full of lint and air is not flowing to the point to allow evaporation from the pan or the pan has rusted and leaks. Remove the pan and check it out and while you are there, clean the fins of the coil under the fridge.

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It could need refrigerant...I'd try to possibly get a quote on that.

I'd ensure the coils were cleaned of all dust and dirt...either by vacuum or blow it with compressed air.
I'd also check to make sure the light goes out when the door is closed. Sounds crazy but I had a bad switch once that allowed the bulb to stay on constantly...makes everything warm.

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