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Water inside bottom of freezer after defrost cycle

It appears the water from the melted ice during defrost cycle on the freeze is dripping to the bottom of the freezer and dripping out onto the floor

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Your freezer drain is either frozen or clogged,remove stuff from bottom of freezer and you should be able to see the drainhole..if frozen use a hair dryer to melt,then to make sure it 's not clogged use a wire hanger to clear it out and you should be ok,let me know-mike

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Sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

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