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The pan underneath keeps filling up with water and over flowing. I can't find a leak anywhere

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Your looking for a water leak and what you have is a air leak. One of the doors are not sealing right. Check the door gaskets for a good seal, clean the edge of any dust. Also pull the fridge out from the wall good remove the rear cover and vacuum out the coil on the bottom. Having a good clean coil helps to evaporate the watter in the pan. If not enough air flow over the coil the pan may stay full longer. Humid air gets pulled into the fridge thru the door seals and during defrost drips into the pan, where the heat from the bottom coil helps to evaporate that water. Other causes are too many door openings, keep that freezer door closed as much as possable in the heat of the day.

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