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Whirlpool Refrigerator Model GD22DFXFW02 Bottom of freezer is building up a small 'glacier' of ice. Periodically it partially melts, causing a pool of water to run out onto the floor. What might be the cause? What are best steps to troubleshoot to identify root cause?

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The defrost timer or defrost thermostat,Since it does attempt to thaw,This would indicate the defrost element is still working and there for would indicate the defrost timer or defrost thermostat is malfunctioning,you can see a diagram at this link to help with break down.


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