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''GE tfx28ppcb fridge has water puddle usually on right side

Leaks faster when water dispenser active, but can not locate source through rear when plate removed at water conection to unit.
would like to remove frame around dispenser in front of freezer door. no screws visable from outside. is the frame just pried off or are there screws inside freezer door. Do not see any signs of leaking water inside refrigerator.

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I had the same problem, I found that the plastic tubing feeding the water despendor and icemaker was run right along the comperssor, over tiem the from exposure to the heat the tubing had become brittle and cracked.  the black tube shiled had to slid up to expose the cracked tube. A  new tub installed and splice to existing dispensor feed line fixed probelm.

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