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My refrigerator is leaking water inside down below the crisper. Is this a water flow issue and needs lines cleaned? Have to empty out every couple of weeks water under crisper. Kenmore model # 253-73079300

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Hello,

That sound as if the defrost drain is blocked. This tip i wrote will help ya get to and check/clean the drain http://www.fixya.com/support/r9945686-check_when_refrig_cools_ok_but_leaks



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