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Ice is forming in the bottom of my freezer, blocking the drain hole, and dripping water into the refrigerator. We defrosted it, and it worked fine for 2 weeks. Now it's doing it again. The drain hole is not clogged, it just freezes up. It's also not a case of the freezer being too cold. We already tried that. It is a Roper model rt21lmxkq02

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Defrost the drain again and use an aluminum wire , maybe 14-16 guage ,inserted into the drain hole approx 4 inches and wrap about 1 turn of the top end of the wire around the calrod defrost heater , This wire , will transfer heat from the heater to the drain hole , keeping it from freezing up again . Also , once cleared , use a small hose and blow into the drain to remove any debris possibly accumulated . Do this before installing the wire .

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