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Approx. every 6 mo. I get water on the floor beneith the freezer side door. It seems to require removing the freezer contents and the back panel of the freezer compartment, exposing ice plugged drain. How can I avoid this problem?

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Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line . Use an ALUMINUM or COPPER solid wire , 14-16 guage , with the insulation completely off , and insert one end into the drain hole as far as possible without any force . Wrap the other end about 1 1/2 to 2 turns , around the black rod (defrost heater) , above the hole . When refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer from the heater , to the wire , keeping the hole from freezing up again .

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Water is building up on bottom of fridge


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Remove everything from your freezer, including all food and any shelves. Do not remove the icemaker (if installed.)
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