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Our FRIGIDAIRE refrigerator doesn't defrost properly or could be a problem we aren't aware of. We have water lying on bottom shelf and below bins. We have used towels to absorb water but that becomes tiresome after a few years. This has been a problem from day one. don't If a simple fix my husband could easily handle it. Model FRT17B3AW3 Serial BA31306152 barbeetn@bellsouth.net

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This is a fairly simple fix.your drain is clogged most likely full of ice with another sheet of ice on top of it.you could unplug for atleast 24 to 48 hrs.or try taking the back panel off in freezer,your panel may be what you set your food on in freezer but if youe see screw that hold a panel in place in the back of the freezer thenremove all screws and if you have ice maker remove it by taking screws out of top and some have one screw in bottom unplug ice maker and remove back panel.you can take a hair dryer and turn the ref. off and heep blow dryer on ice until it starts draining by itself.you may want to see if you have a drain catch in ref.it will be located under settings in back.it will be rectangle shaped like a cup.pull it out and see if garbage build up is in it.you may not have a drain catch.

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