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Water collects on shelves and below the crisper bins at bottom

Frig is freezer on top. Water periodically drips from bottom of freezer (defrost cycle?) Water collects on shelves and in bottom of frig under the crisper drawers. Thought maybe it was the icemaker..turned it off & shut off water supply..still getting the water. Ice is forming on bottom/floor of freezer (water is still turned off). The cooling veins under the frig were super dusty and I vacuumed. It also appeared that no water had been in the evaporation tray lately. With all of the water we've seen, I'd think there would be signs of water in the tray. Also, ice had formed in what I assume is the vent that allows cold air into the frig section. Freezer still works and items in the frig seem to be staying cold. The water collecting on shelves & in bottom of frig, and ice of floor of freezer are the issues for us.

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Your defrost drain hole is frozen closed.
Remove the back freezer panel and defrost the ice with a hair dryer.
Once the drain is clear poura 1/4 cup bleach in the drain hole.

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