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Have older matag fridge,water once every coupleof days is visible from under fridge

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  • bryceaitken Jun 12, 2008

    have water in the bottom of the fridge (hgowever food is fine?) answer seems to be to clear the defrost drain.



    So how about some help here, where is the defrost drain and how do I clean it please



    Thanks for your help



    Bryce

  • cjg_64 Jan 06, 2009

    water collects on the bottom of the freezer..then freezes. next time during defrost, water no where to go so leaks on floor. the drain in back is clogged. manual says to use baster and solution of baking soda and hot (not boiling) water, and use baster to inject water into drain to unclog. QUESTION...does it drain into a pan AND does this pan need to be removed and emptied/cleaned...if so how is this done? thank you :)

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