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Underneath the freezer side, way in the back there is a constant drip coming from the tubing there, it then fills the catch pan underneath which then leaks onto the floor why it this tube suddenly leaking the fridge is only just a over a year old.

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Assuming you have the KitchenAid fridge depicted, it has cold water and ice-cube making facilities installed, have you had these plumbed in to the water supply?
Obvious thought is a leak on the pipeline or control valve-gear, which I think is located to the rear lower left of the unit (looking from the front.
Otherwise all ‘frost-free’ fridges have a drain pipe from the refrigerator compartment drain trough inside, to a plastic container clipped to the top of the compressor. Here the condensate from the fridge is evaporated off due to the running heat of the motor. Check that this pipe is plugged in where it should be and that it is clear of any debris, old food-stuff etc. Some fridges had a fold of foam ‘cloth’ somewhat like a ‘dishwashing wipe’ stood upright in the plastic container to better evaporate the fridge run-off.
If the fridge is only now making excess condensate look at the door seals and run your hand all around when closed to see if you can feel any cold air loss from a particular area. It is sometimes worth running a little silicone grease down the seal on the hinge side of the door, to ensure it slides easily and doesn’t get creased.
Good luck!

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