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Water build up in bottom of refridge

I have a condo in Ocean City Md and periodically the bottom shelf below the crisper fills with water is this just condesation from the heat and humidity or is it a drain problem? When I pulled the refridge out the drain was completely dry.

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There is a blockage in the drain from the fridge. I am assuming that it is a conventional fridge with ice on back wall. half way down on the back wall, there is a sloping gulley with a drain in the middle. push something flexible down the drain to clear

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