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Hi I have a 20-year old HotPoint Refrigerator that still works very well. At the rear, bottom, is still a fully-intact drip pan where I keep a large drinking cup to catch the water that comes down the tube. I imagine that the pan is there specifically for this purpose, but I don't know if it's suppose to leak at all. I can't remember how long ago when I first put the cup there, but I'm glad that I did, otherwise, I'm sure the pan would have rusted out by now. Please let me know if there is something amiss. As I said, it has been going on for a long time, I remove the water, replacing it with another empty cup, and it refills itself. It never overflows. I can't say that this is effecting its functioning. Please advise. Thank you.

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If it is a no frost that is defrost water wish normal

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