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Ice block at back of bottom freezer

I have a Maytag bottom freezer refrigerator and the freezer back wall keeps icing up so eventually the refrigerator gets warm. I have tried to defrost the ice block at the back...tonight is the second time in a month I have done this. The water/condensation pools at the bottom of the refrigerator freezing the pull out drawer in place.

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The freezer heater needs replacing, it's about $50.00 bring the model number to your local part place retailer. and they can seld you a new one.

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