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Water drips from evaporator fan channel Frigidaire FRT17G4B

The water ends up on fridge top shelf. Evapoator channel which moves air from past coils though fan to fridge appears to collect moisture, this forms water dropplets in turn,water on shelf. Could my defrost timer be at fault, not defrosting long enough?? The frezzer back shield is channeling water to the drip pan and down to the condenser tray.I am at a loss!!!! Please allow me to thank you in advance.

SpecialEd: aka: Ed Sanger

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  • specialed53 Feb 04, 2009

    Drain funnel and drain line are clear and free flowing . With that being said I noticed the tape holding the drain line up at drip pan has come loose and hose lies in drip pan. Should there be bend at hose end , this to stop air from being drawn up thru hose to freezer compartment??

    Again many thanks,SpecialEd

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It sounds as if this is a top mounted refrigerator. (freezer on top) If this is the case, check to see if you need to defrost the drain. You could also have a problem with the door seals. Remember the air coming out of the vent is freezer temp minus a few degrees. It could be that the moisture is condensing in that area.

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