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Half-way up on the outside of the frig. gets hot also get some water in dump pan on bottom ? any suggestions?

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Heat in the cabinet is normal due to a conds. cooling loop inside of the cabinet, excessive heat is due to a condenser clogged with dirt or a broken condenser fan, replace or clean as needed.

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open both doors, remove the panel that is across the bottom of the fridge( there are release tabs over the left and right front corner areas close to the hing sides


after removing the panel you should see a tray that slides on rails under the fridge

remove the panel and inspect to see (use a flash light)if you can see the drain tube


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near the frig light Some models have a hot bulb to do the defrost

I suggest that you tun frig off with both doors open take a hair dryer and blow hot air where you think the drain is located to melt any ice and look down in the drain pan to see if it starts draining

Hope this helps

Good luck ( ps cal ge customer service and give model number I bet they have a design poblem

If they do they may have a work around

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the drip pan is built into the bottom and dont come out ,,, check the drain pipe to make sure its still sticking in the pan ,,,, also check the bottom inside of your freezer, drain may be stopped up and causing water to come out front edge of door / larry

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