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Ice in Refrigerator Section

I accumulate ice in the left rear section behind the produce draw. Also, water drips on the floor in the left front corner under the pull out freezer draw. The ice forms in the refrig and needs to be chopped out with a knife after a few weeks time. This cycle keeps repeating

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  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    The drain is blocked--cleaned it out and it ices up again.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    IT LEAKS FROM TEMPERATURE CONTROL SECTION AND SOMETIMES IT FORMS ICY WATER IN THE BOWL I PUT UNDER THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL UNIT

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There are 2 possibilities. first the drain is blocked causing water to overflow from the defrost water gulley at the bottom rear of the inside of the fridge. this can form ice as it is close to the division between fridge and freezer. second, the .fault of ice growth can be caused by breakdown of the cabinet insulation. of the two, the first is the moree likely. to test drain is cloear, pour a little water down the drain. if it does'nt flow freely, push something flexible down the drain hole till blockage is clear

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