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I have water dripping inside the fridge. the pan

I have water dripping inside the fridge. the pan underneath the fridge is empty, I wonder if the drain is clogged. I am defrosting the fridge completely, umplugged and doors open, hoping it's ice but it might be something else. Dust or food, how can I clear this?

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You can clear the drain by removing the bottom drawer , you will see the drain hole,you can use a vacuum to **** it out or a flexible wire to push through it.

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One of the most common causes of a "leaking" fridge isn't a leak at all. It's the direct result of your fridge not sealing properly, and as a result running overtime to keep things cool. A fridge that runs excessively will build up extra condensation on the coils, which in turn can lead to the pool of water on the floor that's causing alarm. Check the rubber door seals on your fridge and freezer to make sure you're getting a proper seal. If you find a problem, wash the seals with warm water and soap and apply a thin film of lubricant (petroleum jelly works best). If this doesn't solve your problem, you may need to replace the gaskets. Also, check the adjustable legs on your fridge and make sure the fridge tilts a little to the rear. If it's leaning even a little bit forward, a proper door seal can be compromised.

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