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I have a Frigidaire side by side that pools water (ice) on the bottom of the freezer, then leaks on the floor. Any ideas? I'm very eletro/mechanical

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Take rear panel off inside freezer and you will see a drain tray at the bottom with a drain hole in the middle. this is blocked with ice. melt off with a hairdryer and follow up with hot water till water flows away freely

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