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I have a Kenmore freezer on the bottom and wonder where is the drip pan.

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It might not have one.alot of the refrigerators use the bottom of the frame around the compreesor area.the heat evaporates the water from the compressor.just follow the drain line in the back and see where the water is dumping into

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