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Fridge leaking inside top

My fridge is leaking from the holes in the top inside behind the light. What do I need to do to make it stop?

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Re: fridge leaking inside top

Stick something long, flexible and thin down the drain hole to unglog any debris. An open tie wrap works well. Just to clear the drip catch and top portion of the drain tube.

If that doesn't work you'll have to remove the tube and clear it.


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Re: fridge leaking inside top

It sounds as though you have a clogged will need to defrost for 24hrs for good results.also you could have a seal problem near your airflow vent in ref.compartment in this case you would need to contact your local tech.

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