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Samsung french door refrigerator ice maker no dispenser defroster leaking water into bottom and produce drawers

My Samsung french door refrigerator (with ice maker but no dispenser)defroster keeps leaking water into bottom f the refrigerator cabin and into the produce drawers. All Samsung does is defrost the thing and calls it fixed. Twice they've done that. Isn't there a way to effect a permanent fix to the problem, like replace the defroster or something else. We've never ever is 45 years of marriage had a a refrigerator leak water into the cooling compartment.

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If it is a frost free unit the water collects in a well at the compressor , there is a heater element in the well that boils off the water , this is were the fault is.

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if the filter is dirty enough to where it stops the flow of water then yes.a replacement of the filter should fix the problem for you

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SOURCE: What would cause an intermittent buzzer noise from a Samsung RF217ACRS refrigerator? It otherwise works fine.

That's the icemaker cycling.Ifya don't have water connected,it's still think'n its filling trays and dumping frozen cubes and all that stuff.Turn off the icemaker.Rigger said that.C-YAAaaaaaaaaaaaa

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SOURCE: Why is ice forming under the bottom drawer of my Samsung American fridge freezer Rsa1shpn and then water eventually leaking out the door? I have defrosted the fridge freezer but still have the proble

There is a drain tube located under the panel of most freezers. If that clogs up, the auto defrost can't work. The freezer defrosts by evaporating all the moisture out of the compartment. So, check that first. Secondly, a leaky door seal can also cause that problem. You can order door seals online or on Amazon.

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