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My vcbb363lss sweats pretty bad on the back of the unit. the water is landing on the floor. I put some insulation on the back but it still seems to have moisture on the back. The unit works great. Any solutions would be appreciated.

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  • csmith28 Sep 25, 2009

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don't know what brand that is but it sounds like the drain may be stopped up.

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