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My freezer is leaking inside the freezer area. I took off the panel on the inside and can see that it is leaking by the top of the coils. The water then freezes at the bottom of the freezer. Again all this is happening on the inside of the freezer( where the food is)

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This water comes from the defrost cycle. The drain hole is probably plugged with food. The drain usually goes to a small pan under the condenser where it eventually evaporates. Look for a hole or slot in the bottom of the unit.

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