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Refrigerator Freezer has ice forming in the bottom inside freezer section. It appears to be leaking down the back inside compartment. The top section has an ice maker and water dispenser but I haven't had a chance to see if there's a leak there yet. I defrosted the ice out and used compressed air and a vacuum to clean dust from the coils and motor from the back but within two days the ice is forming again..

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I believe you just described a defrost condensate blockage that is causing the leaking. There are many reasons for this happening for example water leaking from a water supply line for the dispenser or ice maker, a in the defrost pan, water leaking and draining through the refrigerator cabinet, but most are caused by a defrost drain line blockage. Below is a link that may be helpful so try to take it all in and use the parts that most refer to your specific problem, Thanks Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Nov 19, 2009

    First go to this page SEA BREEZE TIP'S from that page click here=> HOW TO FIX A LEAKING REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER

    If you have trouble please let me know. Thanks Sea Breeze

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    Thank You For The Rate! I enjoy helping people like you. Most or I must say some come here angry and need answers. I just got a low rate from some like that then I noticed my rate went back up with your rate. Thanks and keep me Click Here=> bookmarked on my sites if you should need me again, Sea Breeze

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