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I have a water leak on the freezer side , it's intermittent , once a week it leaks about a half a cup of water. It's coming from the inside back of the freezer . It leaks down to what looks like a drain hole over fill that and leaks out the bottom of the door . What can I use to unclog the drain hole. And the water is not hooked up in the back

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Hi you can get a drain blower from a hardware store. jim

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