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Hello! I have a model ED2CHQXKB05, series SR4452983 from November 2004. The freezer drips into a vented area against the back wall: I can see the drips when I open the freezer, and each drop makes a hissing sound (like it's landing on something electrical). A tube in the back might be clogged; I taped it to the wall in a circle, and that seemed to help. So does letting the ice machine run constantly, which involves periodically throwing out a lot of ice. Could you tell me what's wrong, and how to fix this? Thanks!

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Hi! Yes, it surely is clogged. Dirt build up inside the tube is possible and the only thing that can resolve this is by draining the tube by cleaning. You will need an experience techinician to resolve this for this requires a hands on fixing. It will require a vacuum for freezer and other stuffs for cleaning the freezer. Hope this helps and thank you for using Fixya!

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