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It is only fourteen months old, but is suffering an intermittent drip of a small amount of brown fluid at the bottom of the front right side of the door. Otherwise, it seems OK, i.e. does stay cold, etc.

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The brown spots are caused by "rusty" water coming from the "seams". Water comes from condensation that occurred in the "walls" of the freezer when warm air enters and hits the cold air inside.

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Possibly something was spilled and it got to the door gasket. Clean the door gasket area with warm soapy water. In the door there is nothing critical to the system operation that should cause the condition you have.

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