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FREEZER HAS ICE BUILD UP AND FRIDGE WON'T STAY COLD. ? what causes this and can i fix it?

FREEZER HAS ICE BUILD UP AND FRIDGE WON'T STAY COLD. there is funny colored water pooled under my drawer in fridge? what causes this and can i fix it?

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Bad news, it appears unit is short on gas leak,,,,,Because of this the temp. sensing device over reacts causing the frig to constantly run,,,,also poor door seals do not help,,,,due to costing of repair its better to replace the unit. Water thing bit of a mystery,,,,,could be blocked defrost drain,,,,refrig section of cooler section and just below this is a small drain hole of some description, get a tube or straw and blow down this to clear blockage,,,,,difficult without seeing but hope to be of help,,,,,,,,,,,,,Barry

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