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Botom freezer working fine

Could it be the condensation sensor is bad, I just had to melt the ice again so that the cold air goes up to the fridge

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Could be, also, maybe the drain hose may be kinked or plugged. Normally the hose leads to a drain pan under the ref, where a fan blows across it to evaporate the water.

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