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Repairman removed the backing in freezer, exposing the coils, and also exposed what looked like paint that was peeling. He said that "painted" piece of refrigerator was flaking into the tube that was to drain defrosted water to pan in bottom of refrigerator and causing it to clog and leak into refrigerator. He said this part was not replaceable and that best solution was a new refrigerator. Refrigerator is only about 6 years old; is this the only solution?

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Hi,
Here is what is really happening and it is 100% repairable...

The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
Checkout this tip to help you..

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3780310-water_running_in_refrigerator_from

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