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Lec fridge - condenser tray on the outside of the fridge at the back is not evaporating the water. The tray was full and water has been leaking all over the floor for weeks. The inside of the fridge also gets very wet.

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Check the fan near the condenser and see if it is working. If not then that is the problem

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