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Water for some reason is coming out of the bottom we just happen to find it. also It is drippinging and freezing in the bottom of the freezer we clean it out and it comes back, but the water on the floor is not all the time. The Ice maker is cut off unplugged it's out of order

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The defrost drain is probably clogged or frozen. When the fridge runs a defrost cycle the melted water cannot reach the evaporator pan underneath the refrigerator. Some water makes its way out onto the floor to wet your socks, and some re-freezes inside the bottom of the freezer compartment creating a layer of ice.

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