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I have water coming out the front of the fridge....I've turned off the water supply to the ice maker in the freezer, the evaporator pan on the bottom near the compressor is bone dry and I can't find a hole on the inside where the water should drain from.

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Is the drain hose still connected to the drain tray in the freezer,and if so is the drain hose possibly plugged between the drain tray in the freezer and the drain pan in the bottom by the compressor,if it is it will overflow and find other routes to drain

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

  • randymccl857 Sep 08, 2010

    actually it was the fitting that connects the drain tube to the refridgerator.....thanks

  • danny Hendrickson Sep 08, 2010

    good to hear you solved your troubles and thanks for using fixya

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