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My water dispenser was not working. Tried the defrost trick and still no water. Noticed water under the refrigerator.

Pulled front bottom cover off and inspected the tubing and coupling and noticed no water to the coupling under the fridge. Pulled the fridge out and there was a puddle underneath and not sure where it is leaking. Any idea what it could be or where I should start??

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The Dispenser supply usually flows through the bottom, inside toward the back to cool the water. If the puddle is near the back. refrigerator section it's probably this water cooling arrangement. Usually. a number of the tubing loops near the back bottom edge. Connections here or tubing itself may leak. It may also be an undetected leak from the Filter housing or the filter is not properly seated or possible filter housing connections. I have had good success with paper towel detection method. Wrap
or paste, tape towel to suspect leak locations. They will soon appear and point to the apparent leak.

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