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I have a GE refrigerator that is leaking water from the vent in the fridge coming form the freezer on top i found the drain hole what is the best way to thaw and clean it?

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IF THE DRAIN IS FROZEN YOU CAN USE A HAIR DRYER,TO CLEAN IT YOU CAN USE A FLEXIBLE HANGER AND THEN **** IT OUT WITH A SHOP VAC>-MIKE

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