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Drip pan I have a Hot Point refergerator. Purchased this item in 2000. I can't find the drip pan on the frig? Water leaks constantly.

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The drip pan is built into the bottom and dont come out ,,, check the drain pipe to make sure its still sticking in the pan ,,,, also check the bottom inside of your freezer, drain may be stopped up and causing water to come out front edge of door / larry

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