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Every day at some point my fridge spits out a puddle of water on the floor underneath the right to front side looking at the fridge. It is a frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. top freeze. I have made sure it is not over full and has proper ventilation. What is the problem. We did move resently.

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    Mike Smith May 11, 2010

    If you have an icemaker , check that the water line connection is tight .

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The drain for the defrost is stopped up you will have to remove the back panel inside the freezer remove the ice that is built up find the drain hole and clean it out sometimes you can remove the drain hose from the back of the ref and clean it out some models dont have a hose on the outside thes models you will have to take apart like i said

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