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Frigidaire FRT18IL6D Water is leaking from the freezer onto the top glass shelf. Could my drain tube be clogged? If so, how do I unclog it so that the water flows directly down to the drain pan? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi thanks for your question. to unclog. pull fridge away from the wall. remove back cover , clean all coils. let fridge thaw for at least 24 hrs. get small plastic hose to push up the drain tube from the back. blow up yhr drain tube to clear the tube. thanks the appliance doc. please rte my answer, thanks.

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