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KGU3200GB, Freezer working normally but there is a build up of ice inside on floor which eventually leads to water on floor

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Behind the evaporator cover on the inside of the unit is a small drain hole that is either clogged or frozen over. First clear away the ice with some hot water or a steam cleaner to expose the drain. Next try pouring hot water down the drain, if its clogged you can usually clear it with high pressure steam or by removing the drain tube, which you can get to from the back under the unit. If all it is is frozen over the a 14 gauge wire wrapped around the heater and extended into the drain hole a few inches should solve you problem. Good Luck!

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You have a clooged drain,something has gotten in it and it has frozen over,if it is a sxs the drain is in the bottom middle of freezer,you can use a hair dryer to melt ice ice then i mwtal hanger to clear it out,let me know how you do-mike

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