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We have ice in feezer and water dripping into refrigerator section. I think the drainage tube is cloged. How do I access and fix problem?

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Hi thanks for the question yes the drain tube is clogged . turn power off pull fridge from wall clean all coils locate drain tube in the drain tray let fridge thaw with doors open once thawed clean drain tube thanks the appliance doc

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This is a simple fix but will take a little time to correct this. First of all, empty the freezer of food and shelving, ice maker if you have it also. The back wall in the freezer is a false wall, so gain access by removing screws and harness from top left corner. By the way turn off the unit or unplug it!! Now at the bottom of the unit far back you will see an ice glassier in the bottom middle is a drain hole that all the water is to exit after defrost. Well because its blocked with ice the water overfills and leaking into the refer section. Make sure you can use hot water to clear this out but make sure you cleaned out the entire drain system before reassembling this to restore cooling. Once clear you problem is solved.

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