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My 5 year old fridge with freezer on top is collecting water and i don't know where it's coming from. not a lot of water but enough to make a mess is dripping onto the bottom shelf where the veg drawers are located. I need to know how much your advice is going to cost me before I agree to pay.

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Don't ask these guys. The problem is that the drain tube is plugged. This is the same issue I had and got no help. Go to the back of your fridge and dissconnect the black tube. That tube is probably plugged. Clean it out and reattach and your good to go. It took me 4 hrs using these guys and this is a 1/2 hr job. Good luck.

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