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So water leaks out onto floor-Jennair side by side

Freezer drain pan frozen causing water to leak out onto floor daily.
What prevents Drain pan fron freezing normally?

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THERE IS A DRAIN LINE HEATER ON MOST UNITS now days, if yours is an older one what you need to do is make sure that it's level, and that the drain line is cleared so that the water has a place to go when it thaws during the defrost cycle.

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