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Water drains from freezer compartment into refridgerator

Whirlpool refridgerator model ET18NK / ET18MN. Water drains from freezer compartment into center of refridgerator then freezes. I've placed a bowl in refridgerator to catch water. 01/09/09

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If the freezer is on top then empty out the freezer and remove the bottom and back liner of the freezer compartment usually phillips screws. In the back you will see the freezer coils along with a defrost element. Below these two items u will see a drip tray that collects water from the coils on defrost cycle, in the center of the pan will be a drain hole that connects to a hose that leads to a pan under the refrigerator.Normally the water is collected there and evaporated. The hole in the tray in the freezer is clogged. Thaw it and clean it until you can pour water in it and it goes to the pan down below. please rate me

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I hv Toshiba GR-M-37kchs 10 years old model fridge. Cooling system of the freezer compartment stopped working everyweek. I hv also not foudn drainage plug of this model. anyone can help me please

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