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You gave no manufacturer name or model number so this is only a guess: If you refrigerator is a self defrosting one, it will periodically, allow ice building up in it to turn to water which naturally drips to the lowest point. Most refrigerators have a drain below the vegetable bins on the bottom. That is probably where the water is coming from. Solutions include putting a shallow baking pan under the bins or under the refrigerator to catch the water, then empty it periodically.

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service technician.

You do not have a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is clear in color.

You have a water leak. The black sticky substance is either coming from your bottom condenser cooling coil or just general dirt under your refrigerator that accumulates over time. The coil under your refrigerator collects dirt as well.

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If your chest refrigerator is showing signs of age, it may begin leaking. There are a few methods for troubleshooting faulty refrigerator but knowing some of the obvious signs of why it might leak can be very useful if you need to fix it yourself. Leaking is not limited to older models so be aware that certain maintenance procedures can help prevent leaks in newer models.

Understanding Changeable Parts Prior to Troubleshooting
There are not that many serviceable or changeable parts inside a refrigerator. A refrigerator works on a very simple basis. It contains evaporator coils, condenser coils, a compressor, a compressor overload, a relay and a thermostat. These are the basic moving parts of a refrigerator but some of them are not serviceable.

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Compressor Issues
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If your refrigerator is not freezing at all and is dispersing water in several places, you may well have a thermostat failure. Check that your refrigerator is cycling correctly prior to making changes or altering the thermostat. Only if the refrigerator is not cycling are you likely to need to change the thermostat. If you have checked all the parts of your refrigerator and you still cannot locate the leak, calling in a service technician might be the best answer.


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