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Water is dripping from the freezer into the fridge down the back of the fridge.There is a large puddleand under the crisper and on the shelf every day. Please email me at lollymcm@cableone.net . The fridge is only 10 years old. We do not have the ice makers hooked up to a water supply.

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The drainage for the defrosted water from the back may be blocked up with ice.

Take all of the food out of the refrigerator and defrost manually for a day or so, then reconnect and the problem should go away if it was ice blocking it up.

Sometimes, in humid weather the defrost cycle doesn't work all the way as intended by the engineers.

If the problem occurs again, the heating coil may be burnt out in the back of the refrigerator allowing ice to form in the passages.

You'll know if this is the problem fairly quickly after reconnecting the refrigerator.

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