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Ice keeps forming on the bottom of the freezer - like a leak on the back side flows into the bottom toward the door.

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When a refrigerator leaks water like yours, it is common for the problem to be nothing more than a clogged defrost drain. When the unit defrosts itself, the frost melt water drips into a pan underneath the evaporator in the freezer, and goes through a tube from there to the bottom outside of the unit. Since the water cant go down this drain, it backs up on the freezer floor, then eventually the kitchen floor.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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    Bob Dennis Sep 20, 2014

    find the rubber boot on the end of drain tube, snip a small v shape cut to allow water to drain out. these boots get soft and gummy and won't open to allow water to drain out

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