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My fridge is having water leaking into the refrigerator I

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my fridge is having water leaking into the refrigerator I think from the freezer
JA: What's the make and model of the fridge? And can you guesstimate how old is it?
Customer: Model # ER2CHMXPB04 maybe 6 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: that depends on if you tell me what to try
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: water seems to also collect in freezer compartment in the center and freezes
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  ApplianceTech replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  ApplianceTech replied 2 months ago.

This is a very common problem.

The problem is the defrost drain that diverts water down into a collector pan in the bottom of the refrigerator is clogged up and now the water has frozen in the tube.

You need to get the freezer thawed out and then clear the drain tube,

You can use a turkey baster with hot water to shoot water down the tube once you get the drain hole exposed, or the best way to do it is with a hand held steamer like on of these

click here

it will make fast work of clearing the drain and you would not have to shut the refrigerator off to clean the drain.

Here is a "general video" showing you the situation, your refrigerator will be a little different, but you will get the idea of what you need to do.

click here for video

There are many other to watch also.

Expert:  ApplianceTech replied 2 months ago.

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