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Water is collecting in fridge

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Water is collecting in fridge

See attached. This is the section where we keep our vegetables ... Water is being accumulated there and becoming ice. Is it a sign that my fridge is broken? Or it could be due to some bad settings?
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Write it https://www.appliancepartspros.com/ or other appliance repair forum with your fridge make and model or by searching previous answers. My sister's fridge had similar problem and cleaning the pipe at back of the fridge solved problem.
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hyph3n wrote: See attached. This is the section where we keep our vegetables ... Water is being accumulated there and becoming ice. Is it a sign that my fridge is broken? Or it could be due to some bad settings?
Common problem.

Your frost-free freezer compartment stays front-free by freezing water vapor out of the air as frost on the freezer cooling coils behind the freezer interior wall. At regular intervals like 6-12 hours, a timer briefly turns on heater wires and melts the accumulating frost off the coils, where it runs down a drain tube to an evaporation pan below the fridge. Sometimes that drain tube freezes up and gets blocked (Samsung especially), causing the water to run into the fridge compartment instead. Turning the fridge off and letting the ice melt will fix it temporarily if that's the case. A permanent solution usually requires a re-designed replacement drain tube part from the manufacturer. But it's also worth checking that some bit of debris hasn't somehow gotten into the fan air intake in the freezer compartment and fallen down to block the drain tube. Or the drain tube has broken or become disconnected. For that you'll need to remove the cover at the back of the freezer compartment.
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Is that a samsung? https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... collection
A hair dryer on the tube will help melt it, but it will freeze again without the new part. Making sure all items in the fridge are sealed can help reduce the amount of water.
You can also use a piece of copper wire as a repair.
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