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We have an american fridge freezer and recently we noticed that it has been leaking underneath and has soaked through the floor, cant see where it is coming from.

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It is coming the the evaporator and this is normal, what you need to do is located the drain pan and remove it if you can and clean it. also while you are under there clean all the dirt and dust from the condensor coils and fan blade. make sure drain hose gets back in the drain pan when you are done and with this you should be fine. let me know if this helps.

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