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The outside coverings feels hot and water leaks from the unit, what causes this problem?

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If by coverings you mean the side of the cabinet, that is usually an indication that the compressor is running hotter than normal, could be a bad compressor, compressor fan, a leak of refrigerant, a dirty condenser coil or some other problem possibly. check to see if the fan is running, and if the condenser is dust clogged.

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