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The water is overflowing from the freezer onto refrig shelf

The water is overflowing from the freezer into the refrig shelf....the freezer drain hole is stopped up.
1. i can not seem to blow out the freezer drain hole with a small blower
2. i can't thread a thin wire thru the drain hole -

3. i have poured hot water in freezer drain hole but it is still stopped up and the water pools in one area at the freezer drain hole
4. there is no way to open back of refrig wo tearing back off - it is rivieted
any suggestions?

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Yes, let the unit thaw out, and replace that thin wire. it's called a drain heater, it simply keeps the water from freezing before it gets out the drain.

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