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GE (Mode TBX21ZLG) Frige has water collecting in bottom

Runs almost continuously to keep interior at 40, back of freezer has frost on wall, and water spills to floor every few days, after completely drying out bottom. Can't find a way to any drainage tube for defrost cycle, and the ice maker water is off.

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If there is definite frost which has some depth to it, you may have a bad defrost timer. look for the timer usually inside kick plate in the front of unit. it'where you clean the condenser coils. with a flat head screwdriver or your finger turn the knob until the unit shuts off. if the fridge doesn't come on in 1/2 hour you have a bad timer motor and buy a defrost timer. if the unit comes on in 20 minutes or so the timer is good and you have to look elseware possibly the condenser coils and fan which are near the bottom clean coils anyway because it's good practice to keep them clean to save energy. the fan either works or it doesn't make sure refridgerator is running to check this. anything else you have to defrost the evaporater in the back wall of freezerthis could take some time but after it's defrosted turn timer to off a see if the heater is red in color if not then with a multi meter with the unit unplugged test across heater for continuity on heater . klixon and hi-temp cut out. good luck. if you are not feeling safe call a repairman

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