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Hello, If you are referring to the inside of the fridge section, since you mentioned it is behind one of the trays ( drawers ? ) that is what I think you're asking. It is the water reservoir which is the manner in how manufacturers provide your fridge with "chilled" water oit of the door. Hope that answers your question. If so please rate the answer positively. If it does not answer your question let me know how I can assist you further. Thank you for choosing "fixya". macmarkus :)

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The solution to this is to defrost the tube so water can flow again. There are heating coils in the freezer section behind the plastic in the back that you must remove and defrost.

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Drain system is clogged.
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Hello,

If water leaks inside your refrigerator
(and it WILL, at some point) you can fix
it yourself.

In the good old models, one had to defrost the
fridge every few months manually.

In the recent models, the fridge defrosts automatically,
once or twice a day, and the water is supposed to drain
down a long drain tube into a pan located at the bottom of
the fridge. This collected water in the pan evaporates
by the heat under the fridge.

Now the drain tube can get clogged, by food debris and/or
ice. Thus when the water cannot drip through the drain tube
the water drips inside the fridge.

The drain tube is located behind the fridge, which is pretty
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To get to the connector assemble, you need to unscrew and
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is supposed to drip through. If you find the tray completely frozen
with ice, let it melt off. To speed up melting, you may blow
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a drain hole in the middle of the tray. This could be clogged,
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Next unscrew and open the thermostat control assembly located
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unclog it, clean it and put it back.

To check if the drain works ok, pour some water on the tray
under the evaporator coil (top freezer compartment) and see if it
immediately drains into the tray located at the bottom of the fridge
at the floor level. If it does, you got it; and you can assemble things
back in the reverse order you took the pieces apart.

Needless to say, use a vacuum cleaner with a long suction tube to clean
out all the collected mess under the fridge. No matter how good
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