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Water leaking from bottom of refrigerator

I believe when the freezer self defrosts, water leaks from the bottom. I have heard before that the evaporator tray under the compressor cracks with age. I can't see the entire tray to confirm this.
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Hello there,
well,if you can buy to replace the evaporator tray in order to solve the leak,you can buy this from refrigeration supply near your place,or have to fix or repair if can do so,have a glue gun and try to weld the crack in order to hold the water defrosted from evaporator and leak will not appear.you can buy glue gun from school supply or hardware near your location or in mall.have a nice day,don't forget to rate me.thank's alot

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