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Periodically find a small puddle of water just under and in front of the bottom vege table bin about once every month to once every 2 months. Also the refrigerator makes noises during the day and night sounding like something fell inside it. I guess you could call it a klunking noise. It works just fine. I thought maybe the lettuce was being put in the bin too wet but that's not the case. It's never enough water to flow out of the refrigerator but I'm concern if we should be gone any length of time what would happen. Can someone help me.

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  • bejay Oct 14, 2007

    My refrigerator is not a side by side and we don't have the ice maker hooked up.  It is sitting firmly on the floor.  I just don't know what the deal is.

  • bejay Oct 15, 2007

    We found a little water in the refrigerator this morning so we did

    what you said.  There was a lot of lint behind the cover but the

    tube seem to be clear.  We cleaned out all the lint and blew through the tube to make sure it was clear.  Now I guess we wait

    and see if that did anything although I don't see how we accomplished anything. What do you think?

  • bejay Oct 18, 2007

    We want to thank you for all the help we recieved. It's a pretty

    good idea that it's a frost problem.  We did find a little frost on

    the vegetable bins when we found the puddle.  We feel sure that

    we can solve the problem now.  Again thank you so much.



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Is this a side by side with water through the door? If so, The water cooling tank for the dispenser is behind crispers. The next time you see the water, remove the crispers and see if the tank is wet anywhere. While you have them out, run some water through the dispenser and see if you see water leaking from the tank. I am not sure why you would see the water so infrequently inless you rarely use water through the door. If the tank is not leaking, you may have air coming through the hole around the water lines coming to the tank and condensing. Seal around them with some silicone caulk. The clunking is probably caused by the liner expanding and contracting as it warms and cools, especially during the defrost cycle. This is common and not much can be done except make sure unit is sitting firmly on the floor at all four corners. Post back and let me know what you find out about the water.

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  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your refrigerator problem and see what you found out.


  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2007

    That narrows down the possibilities of what is wrong then. Clean out your defrost drain. It is probably partially clogged causing the defrost tray in the freezer to overflow into the air duct going into the refrigerator. Pull the fridge out and remove the back cover. You should see a rubber or plastic tube from the cabinet going to a pan underneath. Make sure there is no scum built up in the end of the tube. Post back with the model number if you need further help so I can give more detailed instructions.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2007

    If you could blow through the tube, then it was probably ok. The underlying problem still almost has to be defrost water not going where it is supposed to, or humidity condensing on a cold surface somewhere. Are you noticing moisture or frost in the freezer more than you used to? Check your door seals for any air leaks. If it is very old, you may have a rusted out drip tray under the evaporator core. Alot of the older refrigerators used coated tin for them instead of aluminum like they do now. If you have the model number I can look it up and see if I can find out if there have been any service bullitins put out about your problem.




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