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Problems with fridge

Water running onto selves, at back all is frozen, the salad box is always full with water, this fridge is just 2 years old, any ideas please. The fridge is for my daughter-in-law

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Re: problems with fridge

Your drain tube must be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little air pressure will usually clear it out. Flush it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough. The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

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Ngafm at your service,
There are many variables to this problem and many parts you can blindly pay for attempting to tinker with this old technology!

How old is the SXS fridge you are having difficulty with?

I propose to you that most appliances and especially,
Refrigerators that are 10 years old or more are not worth investing good money into bad!
Due to the fact that the new ones are so much
more cost efficient to operate that they pay for them selves in ONLY a couple of years! The money you spend trying to fix it will come back and bite you in the next year or less when you have to start all over again with a new problem!

Better to cut your loses, and your electric bill, with the new one waiting for you to take home!
Bless you

Please give me a good rating for my sound and truly honest advice before you sign off!
please let me know how you did on your endeavor!

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What could be wrong with this SMART water filter from GE!

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