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Build up of ice on bottom of freez

Ge frost free side by side build up of ice on bottom of freezer. it stays cold but won't drain from the bottom.

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Check for a blocked defrost drain. Take the panel off at the back of the freezer section and find the small hole at the very bottom center below the cooling coils. Use hot (but not boiling) water and a turkey baster to flush it out until water runs through it. (it will go into the defrost drain pan, where it will evaporate)

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