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We have a PTC22MFMBLCC GE fridge. It has developed a small leak that seems to be coming from the bottom front, around the water dispenser tube. It seems to only drip when someone uses the water dispenser, so I'm guessing it's just a small leak somewhere in the tubing. Any way to fix it myself, or should I call the repairman?

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Two things might be happening. One is the line to the fridge is leaking, this line come thru the floor or wall to the bottom and hooks up to a water valve, it may just need tightening. The other problem is you will have a hose that runs from the filter down in behind the crisper drawers to the bottom and coils up here to hold water for cold use. it then runs thru the bottom pan out to the front, to the bottom door hinge on the freezer side up the door to the dispencer. Check along the hose for a pin hole look at the bottom hinge area first, things bump into it here and can damage the plastic cover.

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Well for one thing that unit was manufactured 10 years ago. But it sounds like the defrost drain is clogged and the water is running down the inside of the unit. The evaporator (not condenser) is on the bottom of the freezer compartment. The bottom panel of the freezer comes out. They are a bit of a pain to do, but can be done.

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check the water line back near the rear of the unit,sometime back i had the same issue and the plastic water line that comes off the water dispensing solenoid valve touched the hot compressor body and became brittle from heat and vibration of the compressor,it developed a crack and leaked in the same areas you commented on,so when you press the water dispenser paddle it opens the valve and leaks only then as you stated,i hope this helps you,please rate this if so

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check all tubing that leads to water despinser may be cracked or have came lose in chilling coil inside of fidg.

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