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I have a viking Refrigerator Counter depth with bottom freezer. The condenstaion pan fills up and overflows every several months. Now the refrig. will not cool. I am not sure if they are related. Any ideas. I read your page here and it sounds like maybe the freezer is iced up?

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I would defrost it first, while you are defrosting it clean the coils if it has them some fridges its incorporated into the outer skin of the fridge ,you want oil the fan in the freezer and make sure the (if it has ) coil fan is working.. wipe the inside down dry ,a fan helps speed things along during the defrost, cycles defrost can get screwed up if you have left the door open on the fridge,unscrew light bulbs and put them to the side(to see if this is part of the problem, instal them the next day.check switches to make sure they turn off ,door closed) or it is in high use in high humidity area,hot pans,food.. vikings are a kool product , but only do what there made to do. if you try to use this for food service (commercial) it's going to be a pain, viking makes ones for that app... hope this was of help..jay the electric motor repair guy in longwood florida

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