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Water problem water from freezer is not gettingf to the defrost drain pan. It's filling up under the freexer floor and making it's way into frig

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if the freezer is an old one maybe the nitrogen bottle is empty buy a new one.

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The evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


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