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Water leaking from the front-bottom of the freezer drawer

This seems to happen only in the summer--- not the winter; the refrigerator also seems to be "on" excessively. Could this be faulty gaskets with condensation from humid air in the summer rather than a defrost drain problem causing the water to drip from the ends of the freezer drawer bottom in summer only ? Purchased in 1994. A drain heater was installed years ago. Not sure if it still works. Would also like to replace the frig light switch but can't figure out the access.

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Sounds like a defrost drain problem to me.

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A faulty door gasket will definitely cause excessive condensate and running time. There is also a door heating system which is from heated refrigerant circulating around the area where door gasket meets cabinet. You should be able to feel a certain amount of warmth in this area. If not there could be condensation again from cold leaking out of the gasket and being formed on the actual cabinet.

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