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Water in bottom of refrigerator after the freezer was defrosted.The water stays in the unit, drips to the bottom and in the lower drawers, not into the drip pan in the bottom.

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The internal drain may be clogged with debris, I'd check that if visible. If not that, may be defect from manufacturing process.

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