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Water is leaking from inside of my fridge from inside the cooling element. Any suggestions as to what the problem might be?

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That is from your defrost drain underneath the freezer coil. It is plugged up. get it unclogged by putting some wire down it or whatever you can use. It could just be frozen over. Sometimes the drain hole will get covered in ice and do that same thing. Either way, remove the back wall of the freezer, just a few screws and see if there is ice in there on the bottom. Defrost the ice and pour some water down the defrost drain

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The ice maker is in front of that panel, how am i going to get that off

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2. Open freezer door and remove all drawers.
3. Remove the back panel on the inside of the freezer. This is held in place with 4 screws, which might be 6mm hex head or star allen head. Pull the panel out.
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