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Ice build-up Upright frost free freezer has a build up of ice (not frost) on the bottom.

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  • tinnocker Dec 15, 2008

    Bottom of my frost free upright freezer fills with frost and i have to turn it off to thaw it out.

  • BJ Kalandos Apr 19, 2012

    Check out your drainage hole, underneath the coils could be clogged, and that is why ice is building up at that area, if the drainage hole is clogged the water will get iced as is not getting drained outside as is supposed to be.
    BJ

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    The frost free upright freezer is frozen in the back and the bottom part of the freezer is working not the other two shelves.

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Defected DEFROST HEATER can cause frost build up on the panel at the back of the freezer,and freezer stop cooling and ice frozen on unit so air could not flow to refrigerator side.Water will coming out caused of unbalanced freezing,and causing the flooding of water in the floor. You must change this defroster heater assembly so it will works normal again..


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Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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You have a plugged defrost drain line.Lokk on the very bottom and way way back to see if yu can see the drain. Also check underneath you lmay be able to get to it from there or else in back of freezer.Hope this helped.

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