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Flooding when freezer defrosts

I have an Amana Temp Assure side-by side fridge. When the freezer defrosts, instead of the water ending up in the tray under the fridge section (the right side), it ends up at the bottom of the freezer. So this water will refreeze, then melt, and then cause a minor flood.
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Make sure the refrigerator is level and the drain tube is not clogged. This is the most common cause of water pooling.

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