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Why does water build up in freezer and goes into refrigerator

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<span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Trebuchet MS'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-ansi-language: EN" lang="EN">Hi,<br />Here is a tip that I wrote about how to fix your freezer so that the drain hole does not keep freezing up.<br /><br />Water Running in Refrigerator from Freezer<br /><a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r3780310-water_running_in_refrigerator_from" target="_blank">http://www.fixya.com/support/r3780310-water_running_in_refrigerator_from</a><br /><br />heatman101 <br style="mso-special-character: line-break" clear="all" /></span><br />

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