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Water leaking from bottom of freezer

Where is the defrost drain on the freezer ?

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  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    exterior is sweeting on one side

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    cleaned out underneath

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Hidden behind the back panel , under the evaporator coils

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