Mystery solved as to why the fridge suddenly peed a couple of cups of water last night. There's a plastic drain hose (for condensation? For the ice maker?) that has been melted in half by a hot tube on the compressor. WHY it should suddenly happen after 7 years, I don't know. WHY there's a hot, crimped tube sticking out of the compressor I don't know. It stopped doing it when we turned off the ice maker. Did it again after we turned the ice make back on. That might be whatchacall a clue. I could replace the tube, but my wife decided she'd feel better with a new fridge. It's our 39th anniversary Sunday, so what the hell, we'll buy ourselves a new fridge. But this melted tube has got me mystified - was it against this copper tube for 7 years?? Did the copper tube suddenly get hot??? We turned the ice maker off again and put a jar under the drip for now. I discovered the leak while working on a model in the basement, and I suddenly heard dripping. The water was dripping thru the small hole under the fridge that the ice maker feed line goes down thru. It was dripping all over a pile of unbuilt model kits on my storage shelves. I scrambled, got them moved, got a pail under it. The boxes are wet, but I think I saved the decals. This on top of $2300 in car repairs, a traffic ticket, and a $400 brake job (the only planned expense) - it's been a fucker of a week.