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Drain tube is frozen up. thaw with a hair dryer and it will flow again. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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Water leaks into the refigerator compartment. The refigerator is about 15-20 yrs old.


The drain in the freezer behind back lower panel
needs opening. You can see it at the bottom of the back panel
underneath the evaporator coils. (The cold coils)
Run Hot water in the drain until it clears or use a hairdryer.
When the defrost melts the water it goes down the drain
If the drain is clogged with Ice or ? The defrost water
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