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Water gathering in pipe in fridge and overflowing into fridge

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Hi you will find this is a common problem bits of food get into this outlet and it gets blocked you should have got a small tool with the freezer when you bought it if not use a small screwdriver or smilar item to unblock the hole and you will find this will solve the problem

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