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Water accumulation in bottom of freezer in Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB5

Over the past 2 weeks water (which freezes to ice) has accumulated in the bottom freezer portion of our side by side fridge. It looks like the water comes from the back of the inside of the freezer portion. The door on the freezer side has the water and ice dispenser. What is the most common cause(s) and can I fix it myself?

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    Sara Whitfield Jul 25, 2012

    I had the same problem, but, I noticed the ice build up where the light bulb goes, at the end of this attachmen

  • Sara Whitfield
    Sara Whitfield Jul 25, 2012

    cont: t there was an inch thick layer of ice and the end of the drain pipe it was plugged up with ice

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Take out everything and at the lower inside back of the freezer you have a drain ..... pour hot water till it opens / the water comes from you evap when it goes into defrost and it cant get out the drain / Larry

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