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Drain freezes and glacier forms inside bottom

The drain freezes up where it exits the freezer compartment and the condensate from the self defrosting unit forms a glacier in the bottom of the cold chest, making it difficult to remove the bottom drawer.

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  • downtownb Jan 07, 2009

    Same thing happens in mine. But this last time - yesterday, the whole unit stopped freezing. Ugh. It's only 3.5 years old. :(

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Hi thanks for the question the drain hose leading from the freezer is clogged up remove the ice from the bottom pull fridge from wall find small drain tube clean the tube now it will drain into tray vacuum out while your there thanks the appliance doc

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