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I have a maytag bottom freezer that ice builds up on the bottom and eventually leaks on the floor. I understand that the drain line is probably clogged. I also understand that the back panel is removable. My question is do you have to remove the bottom draw of the fridge and then remove the whole inside back panel and if so how do you remove the bottom draw?

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I'm not sure if this will help but the freezer that is located on the bottom of my refrigerator started forming ice on the back part where the cold air was supposed to be coming out. I kept hearing a hissing sound like water dripping on a hot surface. I called the repair man in and he had to replace the defrost timer. Once he did that it worked like a charm.

I am not an expert by any means although removing ice from a frost-free freezer is a pain and this took care of the problem for me. Good luck!

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