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I too have ice on the bottom of my freezer that is seeping out the door.

I know I have to check the freezer defrost drain hole for blockage.  Where is it located on the unit?

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  • E3021 Oct 11, 2007

    Frig is side by side.  Do you mean the bottom back cardboard



    cover?

  • E3021 Oct 12, 2007

    Hey!!! I found it.  Thanks so much!! You just saved me 100's of



    dollars for a repair man.



    The blockage was (how do I say this...) the remains of a mouse who met his demise in the drip tray for the freezer defrost.



    Removed inside back panel, poured hot water in the drain hole to melt the ice. Then moved to back of freezer, disconnected the rubber freezer defost drip tube & used my bunn coffee maker spring cleaner to unblock it!!   You are awesome!

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I had the same problem - initially couldn't figure out the the rubber tube at the back as there are may plastic tubing for the icemaker etc and my model is FRS25ZRF. The one coming back form the defroster is the black rubber tube about 1/2 inch thick connect to the drain tray below the fan.

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Take back panel off freezer and will be at the bottom of freezer

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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