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Water leaking out from under fridge. No icemaker, freezer on top. Model # ET1CHMXKQ05

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This problem is easy fix you a 1/4 nut driver remove the 2 screws that hold tge back cover in the frezzer section under the evaporator you should see the drain hole if you see a lot of ice in the drainunder evaporator your drain is iced up and wtr not draining properly you can use hot wtr to de iced drain until you can see the water drain properly or turn off the thermostat and open both doors for 2 days and it will defrost it self . now to keep it from doing it again you will need 2 parts that you can buy realy cheap 1 is call a heat brobe 2 is call a drain tube grommet the grommet goes on your drain tube at back of unit by compressor it let water out but keeps air out from going up to drain and creating condensation and pluging drain with ice. heat probe is used to defrost any ice forming in drain hole in the frezeer section that part attaches to the heater coil around the evaporator you might have to cut a piece off like a 1/4 of inch .

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