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Leaking water in bottom of freezer

It is a side by side unit about every two to three days there is a 3/8 to 1/2 recess the length and width of the bottom of the freezer that fills with water and freezes then the next time it fills with water it goes across the ice and leaks out of the freezer door and puddles on the floor

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Common issue.....sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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