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My husband accidently was turning the freezer off when he shut the hot water heater off to save money. Now after found water in freezer it runs 24 hrs,won't shut off and the air from the back vent is only barely coming out on the right side. Is there a reset button to push?

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Probably the drain tube at the back of the fridge is plugged and not letting the condensation on the freezer to run out. So check for this tube on the back that is where they plug up. If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom or inside of the refrigerator. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.

Please get back to us if you have any further query.

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