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Empty the fridge, carefully put the fridge on it's side and access the drain from the bottom. There will be a shallow collection tray designed to collect and evaporate the defrosted water, and you may have to remove this with small sheet metal screws.

Once you find the tray you'll see the drain tube. Use a thin but rigid wire to poke into the tube.

An old bicycle brake cable works well.

Also, the plug may be a frozen chunk of ice. Try letting the fridge defrost for a day.

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