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Refrigerator equipped with automatice ice cube maker, but not connected with water supply. Moisture (actually water) accumulates in bottom, below storage trays.

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  • theclinkenbe Jun 03, 2009

    I have probed the drain hole as suggested, although it did not appear to be blocked. Have wiped the water off and wil wait 24 hours to see if problem continues. thanks.

  • theclinkenbe Jun 03, 2009

    Water continues to accumulate on the bottom of the refrigerator at a fairly fast pace. Source of the water is definitely from the cowling that extends across the top of the refrigerator unit (the cowling that houses the light bulbs.)

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The drain in the bottom of the refridgerator is clogged. Remove the bottom storage trays and unclog it using a coat hanger or something similar.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

  • Martin Forsythe Jun 03, 2009

    Sounds like it may be condensing external air into water vapor. Check and make sure the door gasket is sealing tightly all the way around.

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You said, The ice maker in my whirlpool gold refrigerator Model No, GR2FHTXTBOO, is not working.

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When have you last changed the water filter.
Should be down below at the front grille!
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• Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
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