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Water on floor from freezer side when we take out the drawer in freezer bottom, ice on bottom and hole for drainage froze also. Tried putting baking soda and warm water in but not helping

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Sounds like the feezer is frosted up its a simple fix take all food out of it and store it some where and take the freezer out side and u can just let it sit in the sun to defrost of buy some salt and sprinkle the salt all over the ice to help defrost it after all of the ice is defrosted before u plug it back in mix a 50/50 solution of salt and water and spray the entire freezer and then plug it back it and it should be ready to use

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