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We have an Amana TM16NW, Ser. # 8910046751. Water has started to leak from openings at the top of the refrigerator section, under the freezer. Otherwise, all is OK. Is there a freezer drain that's clogged? How do I unclog it?--Gene Czora

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That fridge was made in 1989 at one time there was a kit to take care of the issue you have but it has been long since discontinued,what has happened is the drain in the freezer has frozen over,you can shut down the whole refrigerator for two days with the doors open,that is the best and easiest solution,other wise you have to take the back wall off the inside of the freezer and try to defrost the drain,problem is that if it has gone on for long the water that was supposed to be draining out of the freezer and down into the pan underneath has been running under the floor of the freezer,after a while the freezer floor will even start to bow up in the middle.and you need to get rid of that.
And that is not so easy to get rid of quickly since access to that area is limited.
At any rate once you get rid of the ice completely it will last for months often a year or more.
For a more permanent fix:
You can also add a piece of copper wire to the heater behind the wall in the freezer(black cowl rod running along the bottom of the coil) rap it around the heater a couple times and run the other end down into the drain to transfer some heat into it and keep it from freezing again.
Thats basically what the kit used to do

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My refrigerator is leaking water inside the fridge:

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