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Water pooling and freezing inside bottom freezer.

I have a Kenmore model 61252. The defrost drain keeps freeze up and then overflows and freezing inside bottom of freezer compartment. What do I have to do to prevent this from happing again and again?

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Make sure you have cleared the drain all the way to the drip pan, and the fridge should be tilted slightly to the rear for good drainage........make sure there is a clear path for the water to make it to the drain hole

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