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Water puddling in bottom of freezer and freezing

Water puddling in bottom of freezer and freezes and eventually builds up to the point that it's almost out to the front of the freezer door, right down by the floor. It will melt there, or at least enough of it melts that we get a small puddle of water under the front left side of the unit.

The ice had built up a few days ago to the point that the bottom freezer basket was virtually frozen in, and I had to break it all loose, remove the basket (with a good bit of difficulty, I might add), then remove the ice built up in the bottom of the freezer.

Within hours, there was a small puddle of freezing water right in the bottom of the freezer, a process which I'm sure will keep repeating until I find and stop the source of the water that's freezing.

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    Christina Nov 08, 2013

    How did you remove the basket??? We are having a heck of a time!!!

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The drain in the back of the freezer is probably full of ice. you need to pull out panel and use heat from a blow dryer to unplug the drain. then take a small gauge copper wire long enough to extend into the drain a couple of inches and loop it around the black heating element then when it goes yhrough defrost it should keep this from reaccuring

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