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There is a drain plug in the bottom of freezer. How do you defrost and not have water on floor. Is there an attachment hose of some kind? I do not have a manual.

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You did not supply a make or model. Typically there is a drain in the freezer with a drain tube to a drain pan below the machine. If you take the bottom grille you should be able to see the drip pan and the drain tube. The drain tube is a flexible tube about 1/4" diameter you might be able to attach an extension using a barbed fitting that you can get a a home depot or lowes.

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