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Refrigerator issues I'm having problems with water pooling up in the bottom of my fridge. When my little girls (and myself) open the door, I noticed that the water splashes out at times and there have been more than one occasion that there is a pool of water underneath our fridge. Any help would be wonderful! Thanks, -FIrst time home ower

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Need your model number to direct you better. But generic is generic and you have a defrost drain blockage somewhere between the freezer and the exit of the defrost condensate drain in the pan under the refrigerator. I can show you where, but I don't know for sure what you have. I can give you a link to how to repair. Let me know if I can help, Thanks Sea Breeze

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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    John Tripp Jun 19, 2009

    Forgot to mention that Sears hasw a model number like this 213.254689

    Thank You, Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Jun 19, 2009

    Were you able to find your answer? Let me know if I can help. Rate me if I have helped. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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