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Water on floor in the morning front of refrigirator

I think the drain for the defrost water is stopped up, but i can't find it!

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  • widebelt Oct 15, 2008

    is the drain tube in the freezer compartment, and open to view?

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HI thanks for your question. the drain tube is under the freezer. the drain hose goes to the drain tray at the back by the compressor. pull fridge from wall, remove the back panel, clean all the dust on the coils. find drain tube, by the drain tray. turn fridge off. let thaw. clean out the drain tube. if you need more assistance. please don't hesitate thanks

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