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Why does drain pan overflow? How is water in pan suppose to go away before overflowing?

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Are you sure it is the drain pan overflowing? If water is appearing on the floor every few days, it may not be getting to the drain pan (evaporator tray), due to a blocked drain channel. The evaporator tray will normally cope with the daily amount of de iced water of a frost free fridge/freezer.

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