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Maytag Freezer my upright freezer door of my Maytag/MagicChef 11.8 cu ft CFU1236GRW freezer is leaking at the bottom. There are two pressure floating buttons at the base of the door in the middle, if I press on them, water runs out. We have defrosted the freezer again but the water continues to come out of the base of the door. The freezer seems to run fine. Since it is not frost free, it does need to be defrosted a few times a year. How do we get this leaking to stop. We have to keep pans at the base of the door to keep the rug from getting wet. Thanks

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Sounds like you need a new door gasket

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