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Leaking water in refrigerator

Leaking water down the back wall of the refrigerator. Occasionally end up with small pool of water on the floor. Door is fully closed (no known cause). Mostly notice that will have small puddles of water on shelves or top of food containers. My boxes of baking soda on upper left portion of shelf have been soaked and must be thrown away.

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This is a common problem that happens when the defrost condensate line becomes blocked. Sometime it will leak and freeze inside the freezer and other times it will find a place inside the fresh food compartment. I'm going to add a couple of links below for you to read and review so you can get a better idea of what is happening. On the first link you will need to scroll down a little. Let me know if this is helpful, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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