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Our freezer is defrosting and leaving a puddle of water on the floor. The unit is 1 yr old..

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Don't know what type of model you have but most have a hole for a drain in the back bottom of unit to drain down to a pan under the unit. Look for this drain opening. It's either clogged with food or frozen water. Clear away debris and pour boiling water through and see if it drains into pan under unit. You may have to do this several times.

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