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Drip pan runs over daily

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Hi: I don't think your defrost water is even getting to the drip pan. It just flows where it can get out with the least resistance. You are on the right track though. Your defrost drain is probably plugged, with mold (as it's not refrigerated) or a tid bit from the freezer. You should not have to remove any parts but the bottom bin in the freezer. Look behind it you will see a rectangular shallow funnel at the very bottom of the freezer. There is a hole in the center of it. Snake it with a pipe cleaner or just pour a strong solution of water and clorox in it (about 1/2 cup) or both. That will give the defrost water back its normal path to the tray instead of leaking of your floor. I hope this helps, Jeff

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