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Water drains into fruit bin. not drain hole.There is no blockage in drain hole that I can see.F/F Liebherr premium model

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If water drains out, then there is always a blockage somewhere on drain line.

Defrost the unit completely to get rid of ice building inside drain lines.

If that does not work , then the drain line must be unlocked using a flexible shaft.

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