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Water problem My problem is the water from my refrigeratoris running down from somewhere inside my refrigerator and piling up under my bottom baskets then running on my floor. please help. model: GE:  TBX21    Gary/NYC

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Re: Water problem

Sounds like the  drain for the defrost system is plugged....

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Water leaking in the freezer compartment. Water running out of the bottom of the freezer. Does not leak all the time. Turned the ice maker off. Still have water on the floor. This is a Maytag wide by side,...

Are you sure the water is from the water line?

Usually, water inside a refrigerator is defrost water that is not flowing in the direction it is supposed to be going. The defrost water flows into a catch basin behind the inner lining of the refrigerator. From there it goes into a plastic tube which carries it underneath the unit to a pan. The heat from the coils and compressor then evaporate it.

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