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Water is dripping from the ice box too the bottom of the frig and leaking out. it works fine, i just have to sponge the water out every week. can you help.

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Sounds like you have a problem with a blocked drain line. Check the drain line or if the drain pan under the freezer compartment is frozen up.

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