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Water is leaking out from the fridge floor onto the ground.

The gutter / collection tray at the back is full. I don't see where it goes. There is no hose. The entire backwall is covered with a metal plate. Does this need to be removed? How to fix? I see no ice or any buildup in the freezer.

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The drain pan in the back evaporates from the heat of the compressor. The freezer drain drains into this pan. If there is water under the bins it sounds like the drain is partially clogged and over flowing into the refrig section. But I need more info, like model , brand.

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SOURCE: Our model 532 keeps over filling the ice maker

The fill valve for the ice maker could be stuck partially open and dripping into the ice maker. If this is the case shut off the water line to the ice maker and if the water stops you will need to replace the ice maker fill vavle

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SOURCE: cannot open bottom freezer drawer. Ice in tray

remove all food from fridge and take it outside. leave it outside until ice is melted. this is the procedure and i have to do it every day im a Refrigeration Mechanic.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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