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The drain is plugged up from the drain tray in the freezer behind the rear inside wall and over flowing during defrost and running down thru the damper vent door into the refrige compartment,you need to remove the freezer wall cover and take a hair dryer to get any ice out of tray,then take a piece of wire and rat out this line to the pan at the bottom of the unit where water is suppose to go

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Water is building up on bottom of fridge


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Look at and feel the panel covering the bottom or back of the freezer compartment. Is it thick with frost?
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