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Ice in the bottom of frigidaire side by side frost proof freezer

Water accumulates in the bottom of frigidaire side by side frost proof freezer and freezes. Eventually it overflows and comes out the bottom of the freezer door. Actual model is F45ZR24J Side by Side Frost Proof refrigerator.from around 1999-2000 model year.

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Re: ice in the bottom of frigidaire side by side frost...

Take all the bottom shelves and baskets out of the freezer. look at the back wall of the freezer. youll see a block of ice in a metal pan looking part at the bottom of the rear panel. there is a hole in the bottom of that pan. thats the defrost drain. its clogged. use a hair dryer to get all the ice out then use hot water to flush out the drain hole.

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Re: ice in the bottom of frigidaire side by side frost...

I had the same problem. I used chris72's solution and it appears to be fixed. Fingers crossed!

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