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Rob Baughman

roper fridge , model RT18AKXKQ05

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it is 9 years old and just recently started dripping water onto top shelf, the freezer is above the fridge, we have defrosted it and so on not sure what the problem could be, cant afford a new fridge now and I have no knowledge on repairing this, and help would be appreciated.

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Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

The drain line is clogged on the evaporator coils, so when it goes into defrost the frost that melts ends up in the refrigerator compartment.

Edited by RussTech

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After you thaw it out completely add a drain heater and adjust the front rollers to tilt the box to the rear.

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do not add any electrical component unless authorized by the manufacture as you are opening your self up to possibile fire or electrical hazard.

If your refrigerator did not come with a heater you may not even need one ,check it out with an authorized service dealer or the manufacture of the product .

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Part number: 8201796

Part number: 8201796

OEM, factory authorized, non-electrical heat probe to prevent drain freezing. I usally add a "ducktail grommet" (picture link above) to prevent moisture migration up from the drain pan.

Edited by Chat_in_RI

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