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I have a whirlpool refrigerator which I purchased in 1999. The model is WRN42RWG6. It has the freezer on top. During the last week we have noticed water leaking in the fridge section. There is a vent like opening on top part of fridge which the water is coming from. It is not always doing it and sometimes there appears to be a lot of water. Quite often the water freezes too. Would be appreciative if there was any advice as it's a great fridge and don't really want to upgrade just yet.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator 1999

It is normal for that to be warm but not hot. you need to make sure that the condensor coils under the refrigerator is free of dust. You can get to it by removing the back cover and clean it with a vacume. Also make sure the fan at the compressor is operating. and also clean the fan blades while your there. Doing this and making sure the fan is working should solve your problem. Also in the summer time when its hot and humid the refrigerator has to work longer and harder to keep it cold. so you may notice the front just a little warmer then usual, but it should not be hot that you cant touch it. God luck

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Refridgerator + ET1FTTXKQ02 - Water leakage!

Own the same model, the icemaker and the dispenser work properly but the leak is top center of the refrigerator compartment.

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana 18 Top freezer Refrigerator-leaking water in refrigerator

the middle insulation hasbecome water logged, forma faulty defrost tube, so, every time trhe unit defrost, 2 maybe 3 times a day it will spill water inti the vents, andin to the refrig, the only correct way to fix is to have the enitre center drain block replaced, part not that expensive but labor to install may be, ohter then nussincence, not really affecting machines workings

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Refrigerator section warm. Freezer section OK.

Most likely it's a defrost system problem. One of the heaters could be bad and that will cause the coils to freeze up reducing the amount of cold air the fan can push into the fridge. Sounds wierd but, trust me, that could be your problem. Mine did that two years ago.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite - Water dripping from freezer to refrigerator

Your refrigerator has a defrost drain blockage behind the evaporator in your your freezer compartment. Some models like yours have leak in the turns as the water leaves the freezer. I recommend that you unplug and remove the cover to the evaporator and check the defrost condensate tray below the evaporator. A wet vacuum cleaner and poring a solution with clorox in the drain will help you clean locate the leak and where the blockage may be downline.. I do have the manual on yours and can help you solve this. Some times this is a factory defect and I can help you solve the freezing drain problem. Let me know, Sea Breeze

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