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Leaking problem inside refrigerator

A tourquoise blue liquid is leaking onto the top shelf of our refrigerator.  When it dries, it crystallizes.  It's very pretty (!!!), but I don't know whether to be alarmed by it or not.  I've opened all the doors and windows in our kitchen area, just in case it's dangerous.  Is it?  
Do I need to have this repaired immediately or can it wait for 5 days until I return from my trip.  I'm scheduled to leave in the morning.
Thank you, in advance.   Louise

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  • Joknee Feb 26, 2008

    I'm a bit embarrassed, now that I've found out what was leaking.  An old and well-used hot/cold pack (the blue gel) was being stored in my freezer and had sprung a leak.  It had begun to make it's way from my freezer to the refrigerator and had puddled on the top shelf.


    It turned out to be an easy fix to remove the pack and clean up the shelf.


    Louise  



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