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Ice buildup on floor of freezer

Ice builds up on floor of freeze. Removed, and within a week it is back. Eventually stops door from closing securely and leaks onto floor. I can find no drain to clear: floor is solid sheet of plastic.

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Is the fill tube for the ice maker dripping?

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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  • John Aiken Nov 27, 2012

    The ice maker is turned off, and is not leaking.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 27, 2012

    OK, you have a blocked drain line in the freezer. You will need to remove the contents and the back panel to access it.

  • John Aiken Dec 01, 2012

    I agree it's likely a drain freeze. Unfortunately, access to remove the panel is very restrictive and I have not been able to remove it. Professional appliance coming tomorrow.

  • John Aiken Dec 18, 2012

    It was a frozen drain. Thawed, bt also had to level refrigerator. Service technician said the installer had failed to level it, and that is why water accumulated and froze before draining. Works ok now!

  • Carol46z Oct 23, 2013

    I had same problem with my Kitchenaid Kbfs25ewms. I removed all food and shelves from top and bottom and poured hot water down the left and right drain holes found below the deli drawer, mopping up overflow with towels. After about 18 hours for complete thaw, I tested the drain by pouring a small amount of water in the same drain holes in the refrigerator section....no water overflowed into the bottom of the freezer. I pulled the refrigerator out and removed the back panel to double check the drain pan. It is now collecting the water!

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SOURCE: water leaking inside of refrigerator from freezer

The defrost drain is frozen, you need to take the cover off inside the freezer and there will be a drain hole probably coverd with ice, you will need to pop most of the ice out first then I use a turkey baster and a tub of hot water. Squirt the hot water in the hole over and over again untill it drains. Then just wipe everything down. Problem solved.

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SOURCE: ice maker not working

then you either after doing this have a water to the ice maker problem, or an ice maker issue
go to the water valve and disconnect the small plastic line at the water valve and with a cheater cord connect it to the water valve, naturaly remove the factory connector at the water valve first and plug your cheater cord into the ac if you get water out of the valve the valve is good if you do not the valve is bad

if you get water out of the valve then you have a problem in the ice maker IF the line to the ice maker is clear and no obstructions

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SOURCE: Kitchen Aid bottom freezer has frost/ice buildup

Do you know for certain that the automatic defrost cycle is running at all?
Depending on the model, it should be entering the defrost mode every 12 or 24 hours. If the defrost timer is not easy to see (because of the drawer construction), you should be able to catch it by checking the walls of the freezer at random to see if they are still 'ice' cold or more temperate.
You may definitely have a leak, no argument there, but the defrost cycle may have been masking it while it was still happening by sending the ice/water down to the pan.   

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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