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Leaking Frigidaire FRT18IL6DSE

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The drain pan under the fridge is overflowing with each defrost. It looks like it isn't naturally evaporating the contents as designed. I have cleared lint from the back vents and front toe kick but since this is a passive system I'm not sure what else can be done to encourage the natural evaporation process. Have any of you techs solved similar problems that I can consider?

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Have you verified that the condenser fan us running?  

 

Are the doors sealing properly?

 

Are you seeing signs of rime ice formation or excessive condensation inside the compartments?

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Condenser fan is running but yes there is some frozen condensation on the top left side of the freezer. I figured that the door seal has a small breach and needs replacement but never associated the two conditions could be associated with the same problem. Hard to imagine that the small amount of condensation could overwhelm the drip pan. Any chance of getting more details regarding this?

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What you see may be only the tip of the iceberg.  The amount of visible condensate on surfaces gives no indication of the volume of condensate accumulated on the evap coil-- only that a problem exists.  And you have to fix obvious problems first.  The air leak/door seal is an obvious problem and the one to correct before you can even address any other problems that may (or may not) exist in that box.  

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The logic and wisdom is beautiful. Thanks.

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