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My lg refrig model LMX25981ST has started leaking water from

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My lg refrig model LMX25981ST has started leaking water from the side,
when I remove the bottom drawer, the inside floor of refrig is frozen solid on the bottom, I
break out all the ice and it seems fine for a bit but then freezes and leaks again
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 5 years ago.
Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer.
Just to confirm it is the bottom of the refrigerator and not the freezer that has the water coming from it?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The freezer, I have 2 drawers so I must take out the bottom drawer basket to

gain access to the bottom inside of refrig (basically on the floor) it does also

have an ice maker but all seems okay with that

Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 5 years ago.

Ok you have a plugged up condensate drain line.

To resolve the problem remove the back cover of the freezer. At the bottom of the evaporator coils is a drain hole. Flush it out with a turkey baster and some boiling hot water. Once it is clear the water that is melted off of the evaporator coils during the defrost cycle will once again drain into the evaporation tray above the compressor. the heat from the compressor then evaporates the water back into the ambient air of the kitchen.

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