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With our new home, we inherited an RCA No Frost MSX22GR side by side fridge with ice maker. Occasionally, water drains from the bottom of the freezer side and leaks out the door. It seems to be coming from a drainage hole in the bottom rear of the freezer compartment, water drains under the bottom pull out basket as overflow? Freezes then when next cycle for the ice maker, the excess water flows out the door. How do I fix this?

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the drain tube is clogged or maybe frozen, remove the restriction and you will have no more problem

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I don't know the particulars of your brand, but if it is frosting up Most fridges will have a bad heater element, a bad defrost timer (or controller if it is electronic) or most likely a bad defrost limit switch. This is a switch mounted on the inlet line of the evaporator with a clip and senses when the evaporater is defrosted so that it does not get too hot and start melting parts. This switch should have zero ohms of resistance when cold (below 40ish) and be completely open when above 40 or so. The easiest way to test it is take the wall covering the evaporater off and locate the plugs for the swiths. Test continuity through it. If it is sitting in ice, it should have no resistance. If it is open and in ice (infinite resistance) then it's bad.

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