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Water is pooling under vegetable bin at bottom of refrigeraqtor. Seems water is coming from insude refrigerator under freezer shoot. Placer plastic cup under it and it has collected water that froze. Refrigerator is eight years old. Please advise. Thank you. mspel@optonline.net

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Here is a tip that will tell you where the water is coming from and how to fix it. The drain hole has froze shut and the water from the defrost will not drain out.

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