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Dripping water inside even though freezer is working perfectly. Is there a plugged drain? Is it suppose to drain to a pan on the bottom and then evaporate? I tried looking for a drain pipe in the back but dont see one.

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Empty contents of freezer into a cooler(s). Is the freezer fan running? Unplug refrigerator. Remove inside back panel of freezer to see freezer coil. It is probably frozen with ice. It should not be. Defrost ice and clear drain with a putty knife. BE CAREFUL not to puncture anything as freon could be released. Reassemble, plug in and use until you get the part needed. If the fan was running, the defrost timer is probably bad. Buy on-line or from a local appliance parts outlet. You will need the make and model number of the refrig. The timer is usually mounted in the back lower compartment where the compressor, etc. are located.

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Yes they all have a drain pan. when unit goes through defrost your ending up with water on the inside of unit. remove rear panel in freezer to expose evaporator. hole is under evaporator. see if it is froze over

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It sounds to me like your refrig. is defrosting as it's suppose to automatically but the drain in the freezer is blocked so instead of the defrost water water running through the drain to the pan in the bottom of refrig, where it evaperates and you don't need to empty the pan,instead of that since freezer drain is blocked so the water is running into the fresh food compartment.

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Turn off the refrigerator. Remove the rear panel and floor cover from the freezer. You will see a lot of ice covering everything. Remove/thaw this ice.

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Melt the ice in this drain with a hair dryer or small quantities of hot water. You will know the drain is clear when the water level suddenly drops. Finish drying everything in the freezer and replace the panels.

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