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The back part of the refridgerator inside where the cold air comes out is leaking water and the back inside wall is wet?

Have Model ET21PK and it is leaking from the freezer inside the refrigerator under the crisper's. How can I fix this?

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You should fine a drain line just below the freezer level in the back. The drain line is more than likely plugged. Check the loop seal down by the drain pan under the back of the refrigerator. It may be restricted at that point. It may require a complete defrost of the freezer to clear the ice formed in the drain from a back-up.

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