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Our Frigidaire 18.4 cubic foot top freezer/frigerator P/n241543906 has water pooling inside of the top of the refrigerator also vents in freezer are hot. What could be the problem?

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Hi my is Paul. well the drain looks like it Plugged. If you look in very back there should be a small hole that one you need to unplug in the freezer compartment. that hot vent well that could be the defroster. if you are maintaining a good temperature do not worry about it. you can check the temperature it should be 45 in the frig and Zero freezer or below 30. Hope this helps

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Self-defrosting refrigerators dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle, usually via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How Things Work section of our website).

If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.

The refrigerator never cycles off The thermostat cycles the refrigerator on and off. The refrigerator normally runs as long as the temperature inside the refrigerator is higher than the set temperature. If the temperature inside the refrigerator is cold enough and the thermostat still does not cycle off, the thermostat may be defective. If so, you need to replace it, because it cannot be repaired.

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