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Water on floor under front of fridge

Hi, water comes from under the fridge and I am assuming it is not going into a drain pan our something to keep the water off my floor? I keep a towel in front to catch the water. It can happen several times a day. Is the defroster drainage causing the problem?Without a towel my floor can have a large water pool on the floor

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CHECK AT THE BACK OF YOUR FRIDGE IF THE DRAIN PIPE IS STILL ON THE COMPRESSOR. ON TOP OF THE COMPRESSOR THERE IS A BUCKET WHERE THE WATER FROM THE DRAIN PIPE RUNS IN. THE HEAT OF THE COMPRESSOR CAUSES THE WATER TO EVAPORATE.

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