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Water collects in bottom of refrigerator and gets in bins

I have a top freezer Whirlpool refrigerator with the ice-maker removed. Water collects in the bottom of the refigerator and gets into the crisper an other bin when it does its automatic defrost. The drip pan under the refrigerator is dry.

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    Water builds up on the glass shelves, collects in the bins and the fridge is leaking onto the floor .

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There is a cup in the back wall of the fridge that is the drain pull it out gently and clean it plus take a small hose and blow through the small hole if there is no cup check under the crisper to see if the drain hole is there

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