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Top freezer comp leaks down into refrigerator

I have Kithenaid refrigerator Mod KTRS21MDAL 03: Serial# EF0420870; Type C21TFA96. The frost compartment from time to time leaks water down into refrigeration compartment.I suspect something is wrong with the defrost cycle. Although there is no ice buildup on the freezer walls and ceiling, ice forms in sheets under the freezer bottom plastic plate and also plugs up the drain line. What parts should I replace?

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If there is no ice buildup inside the freezer, or on coils, and cooling is regular, then the defrost system is working fine.

Freezer defrost function normally produces a small amount of water that is drained through a drain hole and colleced into a drain pan drain located on top of the compressor, where it evaporates. The drain hole and pipe needs to be unclogged.

The easiest way to unlock the drain channel is defrosting the unit completely, as blockage is commonly caused by ice inside the drain lines. If blockage is caused by dirt , then you sue a long thin flexible shaft inside the drain line.

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