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Side by side freezer is leaking water. Has anyone had this problem? Where does the water originate. How do I fix it?

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    Definitely worth trying! Thanks for the input.

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If your defrost drain is plugged, every time the freezer section defrosts, the melted frost will not be able to go out the drain, so it will spill onto the freezer floor, and out the door.
Unload the freezer, take out the shelves so you can take the back panel out and get to the drain at the bottom of the freezer compartment, usually located in the center back, just below all the cooling coils. Use a turkey baster with hot (but not boiling) water to melt the ice until you can force water through the drain. After that, the water should run out the drain on it's own again. Re-assemble and re-load freezer.

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