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Water on the bottom of the fridge - then turning in ice

I have a four year old Hotpoint FFA60 Fridge Freezer. It was working fine until recently when there was water at the botttom of the fridge. This then leaks into the freezer section and also ices up on the 'floor' of the fridge. The 'drain' plug seems blocked but I cannot find any blockage. I have removed the drain pan and emptied it of water. Any suggestions would be welcome!!

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Re: Water on the bottom of the fridge - then turning in...

Drain is blocked. to check, pour water into drain gulley in fridge and it should flow away. to clear, push sometthing flexible down the hole. good idea to pour dilute bleach down hole now and again

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