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I have a Amana Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Model BC20ML that is about 20 yr.s old, works fine except the drain tube from refrig. compartment to evaporator drain pan sames to be plugged. Water and ice builds up in the bottom of the freezer floor. How do I gain access to it? Is it from the back, freezer, or what?

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You have to remove the bottom drawer, remove one of the drawer slider mounts on the freezer wall, and remove the rear panel. If yours has an ice maker you will have to disconnect it and remove it also. Unplug it so the water valve does not dump water on you while you are working inside.

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