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Leaking water into bottom of fridge under crisper drawers

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This is often caused by a drip pan from the defroster in the freezer that is "missing" the drip funnel in the refrigerator. This can be a bit dicey to fix because you have to take the ceiling off of the refrigerator section and then drip some water in the freezer section. If you're lucky, you'll find some crud in the drip funnel. If not, and you can see it happen, you'll find the water go somewhere else that is not intended, like following the back panel down instead of properly dripping. Make a little copper wire "water director" where the water will follow this copper wire. The whole secret to solving this problem is to see what the water is doing.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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