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Water freezes underneath the pull out freezer floor, but it also drips into the refrigerator and leaves lots of water standing underneath the vegetable and fruit bins and on the shelves. It is a pain to be continually mopping up so much water. Can you tell me if it can be fixed or what to look for?

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The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
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