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There's a pool of water that forms every few days under the frig, apparently the result of a slow drip. How do I troubleshoot this?

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SOURCE: Bottom of freezer has water dripping into it

the heating elements are busted need to replace.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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SOURCE: DRIP PAN UNDER FRIG IS FULL

nothing / the heat from the compressor and coil will evaporate it ,,,,, thats how they are suppose to work / larry

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Water buildup in the interior under the vegatable crispers.

Replace door seals

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: lots of water pooling on top shelf

Hello, this sounds like you have a blockage in the drain tube, remove panel back of freezer..you may see ice build up...melt ice with hair dryer/heat gun...you will see a pan below evaporator...melt ice in pan...dry water up in pan with paper towel...now you should see a hole in pan that leads to drain tube...pour some hot water in pan..wait a couple minutes..mop up water and repeat this step 2-3 times....once you have done this find some flexible curatain wire or electrical wire..poke down the hole until you see the water drain..now it is clear..put back panel back and you are good to go. The reason you see water in the fridge is because the water has been leaking down the vent instead of the drain hole...If you need any further assistance please feel free to comment again. good luck! P.s Please don't forget to rate my solution thanks! Mike

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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