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There is a coil or something at the bottom of freezer that is red and the water is dripping of making a noise

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Not to worry, this is the automatic defrost cycle...specifically the heater element, the way the fridge keeps from frost/ice building up on the evaporator.

It defrost's by way of a heater which does heat to a point to melt the frost, subsequently you'll here the water dripping on the heater and "hissing" typically ( usually 10-20 min. depending on the frost accumulated and the bi-metal thermostat tolerance...the part which insures it shut's off ).

Anyway, I hope that re-assure's you this is normal and perfectly fine.

Hope this has addressed your concern or inquiry. Thanks for visiting "FixYa" for assistance today, please take a moment to rate the info provided to you.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on May 20, 2011

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