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Drain hole in top fridge section flooding and icing up under vegtable storage draws.

Despite being clear water is not draining down the hole at the bottom back of the fridge section. It is flooding over on to the bottom of the fridge compartment and freezing.

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  • pataoife Jan 10, 2009

    Drain hole doesnt seem to allow water to escape. I defrosted the freezer compartment, but after a few weeks the problem has resumed.

  • English9 Feb 15, 2009

    I've got this same problem, i will try to tilting the unit back and see if that helps.



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Maybe you fridge is tilting to far forward some times a fridge needs to lean back slightly only by 5 degs so adjust the foot t the front. this will mke the water flow towards the back and also help keep the doors sealed better

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