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I have a 1 1/2 year old fridge, I'm getting a

I have a 1 1/2 year old fridge, I,m getting a little water on my top shelf. The freezer section is above. Any ideas why?

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    Bill Schilz May 11, 2010

    Have you by any chance put anything warm or hot on that shelf or one below?

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Without a brand and model number , I can only give you the the overall process for drain cleaning .
Remove the food and the ice maker from the freezer ( if equiped ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line .

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Check your defrost drain tube inside the freezer compartment. possibly clogged with ice or other debris

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Yes the drain plug hole is blocked.get two pipe cleaners and screw them togather and plunge them down the drain hole to unblock..adrian;;;

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