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Water leak below fridge.

Please help. Our refridgerator leaks water from below. We've tried to locate the source of the leak but have had no luck. We moved the appliance away from the wall and removed the backing and the front lower grill and could not find the problem. In fact, after all that, by coincidence, we had no leak for almost a day but then it began to lead again the following day.

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Have you left an air space behind the fridge to allow the natural convection of the heat from the motor to dry the condensate from the tray on top of the motor

By moving it forward and taking off a grill you have improved the airflow ??

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