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GE pss26Mgpbbb is leaking water under the veg.compartments. I hav

I have turned fridge off and taken back panel off from freezer side.drain does not look clogged...Now what. I cannot afford a repairman. Please help.

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Good day,
Pour hot water into the drain pan hole and see if it gets into the drain cavity (you'll have to remove the back bottom cover).
If no problem then it will take serious searching. With the ice maker system, and the water dispenser, water lines weave throughout the bottom of the machine.

If you must, to prevent damage, you can shut the water supply off if need be.

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