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New Maytag Refrigerator drains water into a pan underneath

Maytag Frig model MSD2542VEW - just bought it...

Every so often it seems to drain water in spurts into a white pan that is on the freezer side of the unit. The pan appears to get about half full of water, and it appears to drain some but leaves some standing water. WHat is this process and is it normal?

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Check for clogged drain line bottom of inside of the freezer,or you can check it at back side underneath

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The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
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underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
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