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Refrigerator freezer drains keeps freezing over, not plugged.

Whirlpool 18 ft3 top freezer / refrigerator: Why does the drain freeze over with ice from the water from the defrost coil and end up leaking inside the refrigerator?

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Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help. Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.
Take a bare copper wire and wrap it around a fin near the heater and put the other end a few inches down the drain. The heat convection may prevent it from freezing.

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Either the unit is not defrosting, or the evaporator man is not getting power. Check circuits and relays for power with multi-tester

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