If you have a choice when buying
a fridge as to the kind of insulation it has, be sure to opt for solid foam. WHY, if they use glass fiber or some other similar insulation, as this material is full of air, the air which is the insulating part of the material??? will contain moisture, this moisture will condense IN the insulation and over time will freeze and turn your insulation into a good conductor of heat, and this will lower the ability to insulate. (Like having your coat get wet in cold weather)
If they use injected closed foam like stirefoam, the air can't infliterate this material and will never suturate with moisture and freeze. If this has happened, your fridge will feel cold on the outside and water will condense on the surface.
I found this out for sure years ago when hurricane
Opal came through here and my power was off for a week!!!!!! I did remove everything from the freezer/fridge but over the next few days I noticed water leaking on the floor.
This was due to the ice in the insulation melting and the water running out the bottom
Some fridges even have a heat tape
around the door to prevent this condensation
Anyway, if you have the choice, go for the injected foam for sure. I do live in a high humidity part of the country so if you live in a desert/low humidity area this should not be such a bad problem. Also, If you are going to be away for a while and can empty your fridge, by all means turn it off while you are gone, leaving the door cracked to prevent mildew smell etc,
I did later buy a new fridge and did get the foam insulated one so shouldn't have a problem again. There was a lot of water that ran out of the thawed insulation before, almost like i had a leaking water line
Feel the outside of your fridge box and see if it feels cold.......hummm might be a infilterated moisture problem.
This has nothing to do with the drip pan underneath that catches normal defrost water, to be evaporated by the fridge fan etc.
Ideas like this not only cause you to use less electric
to begin with but prevents loss of your cool. SO DON'T LOSE YOUR COOL