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I have a Samsung Refrigerator SRS535NW it has water leaking from the front freezer side and there is ice build up on the bottom in front of the door.

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Read this. it might be of help http://techie-doc.blogspot.com/2010/09/fixing-refrigerator-problem-frosting-in.html

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Another cause may be the following. The refrigerator may have doorframe heaters to evaporate any condensation on the cabinet frame. If your refrigerator is equipped with a switch inside that says “energy saver” or something similar, while running in that mode the door heaters are disabled. Turn the switch to the opposite setting and wait 24 hours. If the condensation disappears the problem is solved.

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  • If the water seems to be coming from any part of the valve itself, replace the valve.


  • If the water appears to be coming from the defrost drain pan, inspect for holes or cracks, and replace the pan if necessary.


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Is there ice build up under the bottom basket in the freezer??

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