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Defrost water not draining into pan under unit. Instead the water is sdettling in the bottom of the freezer, freezing and eventually leaking onto the floor.

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You have a defrost drain that is plugged. You will have to locate the drian and clean it out.Try looking in the freezer side way back and on the bottom.Also you may be able to get to it from behind the refigerator.Hope this helped.

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