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    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 5th Sep 17, 6:16 PM
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    Why is there water in fridge?
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    • 5th Sep 17, 6:16 PM
    Why is there water in fridge? 5th Sep 17 at 6:16 PM
    theres about 1cm of water in the bottom of our fridge, mrs soaked it up last week and its back already, any ideas please?

    Am guessing/hoping its sometihng silly we're doing, or not doing?
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 5th Sep 17, 6:29 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 6:29 PM
    Your drain hole is blocked, clean it out with a pipe cleaner or similar.
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    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 5th Sep 17, 6:31 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 6:31 PM
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    • 5th Sep 17, 6:31 PM
    Does it have a metal 'ice plate' in the back of the fridge?

    This repeatedly cools and thaws to keep the fridge cool and water/ condensation should drip off and be collected to pass through a small hole to be evaporated by the heat of the motor at the back.

    This small hole can become blocked so the water drips into the bottom of the fridge instead. Poke a piece of wire down it to clean it out.
    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 6th Sep 17, 3:34 AM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 3:34 AM
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    • 6th Sep 17, 3:34 AM
    Hi,

    as already said,

    Y'all take care now.
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 13th Sep 17, 3:10 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 3:10 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 3:10 AM
    Thanks all, 2 x drinking straws together sorted it! Perfect
    • Laz123
    • By Laz123 13th Sep 17, 8:51 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:51 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 8:51 AM
    Don't forget to empty the plastic tray where the excess water collects at the back.
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    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 13th Sep 17, 9:05 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 9:05 AM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 9:05 AM
    Don't forget to empty the plastic tray where the excess water collects at the back.
    Originally posted by Laz123
    No need to on most fridges.

    Most are designed so that the water will evaporate.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
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