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Defrosting problems The bottom of my freezer is a sheet of ice. I also have water standing in the bottom of the refrigerator. I think it has somthing to do with my defrosting, but don't know how to fix it.

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Yu neede to check the drain line that is on the bottom of the coil and make sure that it is draining properly

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