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Drain hole plugs with ice

I have a Kenmore side by side. In the bottom of the freezer section is a drain hole. Whick keeps freezing up with ice. When the fridge goes into the defrost cycle the water can not drain out the drain hole into the pan underneath because the hole is frozed with ice. The water then runs into the bottom of the freezer. Any suggestions?

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This is a perpetual problem due to no drain heater being fitted. what may help is to run some pieces of copper wire from the defrost heater and have them into the drain hole. enough heat may be conducted to cure it

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