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I have a whirlpool Gold Model GR2SHKXKS01. My problem is ice build up under the bottom tray of freezer and when fridge defrost the tube is frozen solid and creates this build up. After cleaning all the ice out of freezer and defrosting tube that goes to the compressor. It will last about 2 weeks then our fridge leaks over and into our fridge and makes a mess. I think the tray that catches the water that defrost is defected. Have you heard of this before? Thanks Ron

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I have Ice build up under the tray in the freezer which makes water run into my refig and makes a mess what would cause this is the evavorator motor out?

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