"Water condenses inside a refrigerator and on the freezer coils. When that water is removed (self defrosting freezers) it drains down a tube and to a tray at the bottom of the refrigerator. The HOPE is that the water in the tray evaporates, but sometimes, especially if you live in a very humid area, the condensate will build up faster than it will evaporate from the tray.
A couple things you can try: clean the tray. You'll need to either pull the refrigerator out from the wall or pull the front cover at the bottom of the refrigerator, depending on your type of refrigerator. Clean the dust from the coils. Dust builds up, you can't avoid it. The heat from the coils helps the water in the tray to evaporate faster so you need the coils to be clean so that the water can evaporate faster. Make sure you have good seals on both the refrigerator and freezer doors. And last, try to not open the refrigerator so often."
· 6 years ago