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Water leaking from the bottom of frig

11 year old maytag MSD2756aew. Regularly finding pools of water under the left-side freezer door. Turned off the water to the unit, it still dropped water (when we're not looking of course). The right-side fridge door is warped so that the lower left corner doesn't sit flush against the frame anymore. We thought that a cracked-open door would leak-thru condensation. But it seems that even when we have it shut tightly, it will suddenly drop about 12 oz of water (when we're not looking).

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Your  deforst drain is clogged.  Every 12 hours or so your fridge does a deforst cycle.  It melts all of the ice built up on the evap coils.  There is a drain at the back of the fridge that goes to a pan by the compressor where the heat from the compressor and the condensor coils evaporates it.  Take the back panel off of the freezer compartment and plunge out that hole.  You will most likely have a build up of ice over the top of the drain.

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I would recommend that you examine the drain hole and remove all visible debris. Pour a mixture made from a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved a 1/2 cup of warm water into the hole. Baking soda is great because it helps to break down the cell walls of plant matter (like any algae living in the drain) and removes smells, too.
Then use a long piece of pipe cleaner to push any remaining debris down into the evaporation tray underneath the refrigerator.

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