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Maytag side by side refrigerator ice forms at the bottom of freez

Solid block of ice at the bottom of freezer and water leaking out front

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    maytag side by side refrigerator ice forms at the bottom of freezer, then water leaks on the floor. model msd2656gew

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DEFROST THE FRIDGE BY SWITCHING IT OFF FOR 2 DAYS

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