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Puddle underneath fridge on occasion--tube coming down seems ok

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This happens when the water from the defrost cycle exceeds the capacity of the pan under the fridge. The amount of water depends upon the door traffic (how many times opened in the day) humidity, and believe it or not, the door seals. If the doors to not seal or close properly, it will allow air, and the humidity that it carries, into the box, and that means more defrost water. You might also check the pan for physical damage that may make it leak.

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