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Ice build up on the bottom floor of the freezer

I have a GE side by side with ice and water dispenser in the door. I am getting a build up of ice on the floor in the bottom of the freezer. Ice maker seems to work ok, checked it to see if it is over filling, seems ok, and no water appears to be dripping off it when it is making ice. water also appears on the rear "shelf" in the freezer where the drain is located, but there does not appear to be anything (water/ice) inside the drain hole within the freezer

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Re: Ice build up on the bottom floor of the freezer

Sounds llik a defrost heater is open if you
have a VOM you can test it for continuity
Its probably behind a panel in the rear bottom
of the refrilgerator Should have a pan under
there to

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