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Water inside my Hotpoint Fridge/Freezer RFA70

I am constantly getting a build up of water beneath the salad bins in the fridge. The defrost gutter drain hole isn't covered or blocked. I clean it out gently with a piece of tubing, but within a week, the drain hole is overflowing with water again. There doesn't seem to be any water on the floor, and there is nothing in contact with the interior back wall of the fridge. Any ideas?

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There is a kit available, WR2X9393 which includes an aluminm heat probe which you attach to the heater to prevent icing of the drain

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RFA70 settings Controlling the Temperature of the Fridge Compartment The left hand control wheel on the front panel adjusts the internal fridge compartment temperature. The internal temperature should be 5?C or colder, although some sections such as the salad bin will be slightly warmer. The setting of the control wheel will depend on the location of the fridge freezer, the room temperature and how often the door is opened. The normal set point (marked by a 3 on the dial) is usually suitable. If you need to adjust the temperature turn the control wheel using a coin to avoid damage: Clockwise (higher number) - Colder Anti-clockwise (lower number) - Warmer
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