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Ice in bottom of freezer

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"There is water build up then ice in the bottom of the freezer. Aboutonce a day there is overflow out of the bottom of the freezer door ontothe floor."

I am having exactly the same problem with my side-by-side Kitchenaid. Did you ever find out how to fix it?

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Most likely a clogged defrost drain

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Add a 3/4" x 1" or so clear piece of tubing slid over the existing fill tube. (available at any big box hardware store) I had the same issue until I installed this. You just want it long enough to pass the top lip of the ice tray. Mine was too short and water would run down the inside of the freezer and was a mess. I would also recommend cutting the bottom end at a 40 or so degree angel as it makes getting the ice maker module out a tad easier if you need to remove it.
Don't push too hard sliding the clear tubing over the existing tube,. Mine wasn't mounted very well inside the freezer cavity and you could actually push it further in.

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Rita, your drain hole is frozen over and when your refer goes into defrost the water is running out into the cabinet instead of down the drain hole. Remove the evaporator cover and poor some boiling water in the evaporator drip pan. This should melt the ice and clear the drain hole....Catriver...post back.

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SOURCE: ice in the bottom of frigidaire side by side frost proof freezer

take all the bottom shelves and baskets out of the freezer. look at the back wall of the freezer. youll see a block of ice in a metal pan looking part at the bottom of the rear panel. there is a hole in the bottom of that pan. thats the defrost drain. its clogged. use a hair dryer to get all the ice out then use hot water to flush out the drain hole.

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Water accumulation in bottom of freezer in Frigidaire FRS26ZSHB5

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

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice Build Up in Freezer of FRS26ZSH

I had this problem. You need to clean out the drain under the freezer. The tech that came out used a squeezie bulb similar to what you use for a baby to clean their nose when clogged. You have to remove all the shelf's and the back plate. You need to use warm water to defrost the frozen ice and remove. use water and squeeze into the hole and **** out.. takes 10 minutes.. finally it will drain.. no parts are necessary. good `luck

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
First off if you have an ice maker this sheeting of ice is most often caused by the ice maker inlet water valve bypassing water when it supposed to be shut off. You can check for ice in the rubber tube that fills the ice maker. If it is frozen hard with ice most likely you have an inlet water valve failure. The valve is not repairable. The only remedy is to replace it.

Second reason for ice build up on the bottom of the freezer is a clogged evaporator drain. If you see ice for sure under the evaporator coils then the drain is clogged. You clear the drain by unplugging the unit.. removing the freezer contents and directing an external fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. While this is happening... open the back of the unit by removing the fiberboard cover and cleaning out both the drip pan and the END of the compartment drain tube. I use a wet or dry Vacuum for this task. When the 2 hours of manual defrosting is completed.. use the exhaust of the vacuum on the very end of the compartment drain tube. This will float out any debris that was in the evaporator drain funnel and make sure that the compartment drain tube is clear. Make sure to clean the condenser coils and fan in the bottom of the unit while your cleaning the drip pan.

After all of the above reassemble the rear fiberboard cover, wipe up any water mess in the freezer compartment and return the unit to normal use.

Since you did not include a model number I am unable to provide you with an exact reference source for the inlet water valve. You can however use the following sites and enter your model number for parts information:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com

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