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Side by side frig

Freezer, keeps getting ice on bottom of freezer, it leeks out, ruining tiles flooring. I tried, defrosting and cleaning freezer out, still have the problem

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Re: side by side frig

Sounds like your defrost evap. drain maybe plugged.. you didnt say what type and model it is.. Im assuming a sxs

take off back panel and find the drain hole to see if plugged... try pouring hot water down to flush after you check for blockage
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I posted this on another problem, but this may help you too.
Check to see if there is frost on the back panel of the freezer.
If there is try solution below:
I had a similar problem. The frost in the back is an indication that your coils are frozen. This could be from food packages falling out of the freezer drawers in the back and blocking the air circulation vents or maybe the freezer door was not closed completely and letting moist/humid air in and freezing the coils.
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3. On my GE side by side I took the light cover off and removed the bulb. There you will see two panel screws. Remove the screws.
4. Now pull out the mouldings on each side and you should be able to remove the panel.
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