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2 problems Ok, I have 2 problems with my fridge. I guess it started a day or two ago. The freezer is frosting over if that makes sense. And the fridge is not getting cold enough. It's not hot but it's not where it normally is either. I thought maybe my 5 yr old left the door open over night, slightly cracked if you will. But my husband and I both noticed even after we made sure it was closed it wasn't improving. There doesn't seem to be condensation on any of the food or drinks. And I guess I should say there are actually 3 problems. It's also leaving a puddle of water on the floor in front of the fridge. water is gathering under the veggie and fruit drawers. What is causing this to happen? And how do we stop it? I would greatly appreciate some expert advice! Thanks, Mel

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  • dwright485 Jul 02, 2008

    Freezer frosts over and refrigerator cools very little.

  • GCDAVIDSN Aug 20, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. Water is coming from the top of the fridge and overflowing under the veggie drawers. Does anyone know the cause or how to fix this or if I have to call for service? All I have done so far is keep cleaning up after it.

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    Mine leaks water from the freezer into the fridge. Some of the water lands on a shelf at which point it turns to ice or ends up under the veggie drawers. If you open one of the veggie drawers you will have water in the floor. Mine is doing this so bad that it actually freezes the food in my fridge. I have thrown out tons of food over time. The first repair guy said to remove the bottom plate in the freezer and pour hot water down the drain wholes to clean it out. After doing this it went right back to the same old problem with in a few days. I lived with it for about two years. I just now called a repair guy and they said Ropers have trouble with the draining. New fridge coming soon.

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Mel,

That's a great question, that I would like to have an answer too. I'm having the same problem and can't figure it out. I had it off for about a year and now it doesn't want to cool like it should.

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