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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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    I have a Whirlpool Mod# ET1CHXKB06, The water will freeze in drain trough and freeze over the drain. The drain is clean and Refrigerator is level. It keeps freezing over even after I defrosting with hot water and clear the drain of all ice.
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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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