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Water frequently pours from the top center of my whirlpool,just under the freezer,flooding everything inside. It eventually ends up in the bottom sliding tray then spilling to the floor causing potential damage.

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The evaporation drain sounds clogged under the fridge is a drain pan. A small tube will be present
this tube runs to the bottom of the freezer to allow it to drain. Clearing it is simple you can snake it with stranded wire or **** it clear with a wet vac either works
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