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I can herar water runnging inside the regierator.

I have top freezer whirlpool the is less than a year old and i hear water running sometimes? we have an icemaker in it but not hooked up, we keep the bar up at all times.

Alos noticed a thin layer of ice onthe back of the feezer wall, are these two probelms related? Am I suppose to hear running water inside the refrigeratr? It's not leaking?? please help

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You are probably hearing water running out of the unit during a defrost cycle. It runs inside a tube to the underneath of the refrigerator where it is collected in a pan and evaporated into the room by heat from the compressor fan.

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