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Frenchdoor ref has ice to build up on the bottom of the freeze door

You will see water in the floor we looked under the drawer their was ice on the bottom about 2 in thick can remove the ice and will just build back up

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SOURCE: Water freezing on the tray section under the freezer drawer.

sounds like you have a clogged defrost drain tube. removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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There may be a drain tube for the frost free located in the panel behind bottom drawer. The drain tube sounds to be full of ice. You will need to remove all items from freezer and use a hair dryer to melt the ice fully. Also remove the cover panels so you can tell when you get the drain unplugged. Pour hot water down to make sure the line is melted and free of other pluggage.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Water build up back of freezer inside

Our GE Profile leaked from the freezer door and this is what I was told by a service man to try before he came and it worked. There should be a "well" on the bottom of your freezer floor where the water runs when it defrosts. Yours is probably now covered with a sheet of ice. You can melt the ice with a hairdryer using dry towels to soak up the water as you work or really hot wet rags and ring them out in the sink. After all the ice is removed pour a small amount of warm water into the "well" and stick your finger in there and "plunge" it - like you would a clogged toilet - with your finger. This will purge the ice that blocked the drain. Check on this every couple of months to make sure you don't end up with the same problem in a year or so.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Leaking water and ice build-up in freezer

There's a drain hole in the freezer side behind the bottom drawer in the back wall that must be clogh ; put hot water into it untill melted the ice and keep pouring water to clean the drain (don't worry , the water goes to an evaporative tray) .Keep the drain clean by putting every 3/4 months half a cup of clorox or bleach.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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SOURCE: water leaking from bottom of LG french door freezer on bottom

yep, total defrost is the 1st thing to do. if you want to speed the process, see the following page how to do is good luck

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