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I have water leaking from the freezer into the fridge. It's been dripping very slowly for the past few weeks. Any suggestions as to why and what to look for?

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Hi thanks for your question. the problem with your fridgethethat the drain tube is clogged up. the drain goes down between the walls, down to the drip tray, at the bottom by the drain pan. to repair. . the fridge has to be turned off for at least 24 hrs. to thaw the ice in the drain tube. then using a small plasti, push small hose up the drain tube,the bottom at the drain tray. blow up the tube to clear. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer.thanks.

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