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I have a Frigidaire refrigerator top freezer model # FRT8B5HBO serial # BA80212978. It leaks from the bottom front in the morning. What do you think the problem is. Exactly where is the pan located that catches the water? What does the pan look like? It is in a rental unit so maybe it is missing? Can you e-mail a picture of what the pan looks like and location to rtmeeker@cox.net? What do you suggest?

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It's not the pan that's the problem, it's the drain line to the pan.

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Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

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From my understanding you have water leaking out of the freezer of your Frigidaire refrigerator and onto the floor. I would like to ask you a couple of additional questions. First, do you see where the water is coming from? Secondly, what is the model number of your appliance? You can locate your serial tag (which lists your model number) on the inside cabinet of the fresh food compartment normally on the left side in a top mount. But on a side by side it can be found on the right hand side. I look forward to hearing back from you. -Matt

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