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Ice forms on the bottom of the freezer

How do I stop ice from forming on the bottom of my freezer?

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  • tinel Nov 30, 2008

    we have the same issue with this freezer. The ice buids up with 5 days, then water drops out.


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I fixed mine. There is a self-defrost drain at the back of the freezer, about one third from bottom. This ices up, but ours iced and also got clogged. First I defrosted, then used a turkery baster to "shoot" one teaspoon of baking soda mixed with a cup of boiling water into the drain. In the past this is what worked. But not this time. We used 409, soap, anything else to try to unclog the drain. It took all afternoon but finally I noticed it seemed to be working. I will know in a week if the drain is actually unclogged.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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Ice is forming on the bottom of my freezer too. I defrosted it and let is dry for 24 hours, after that it seems to be working, but now, four days later, it;s bottom is covered with ice again. What com I do?

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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Is this a result of defrost melt liquid winding up in the bottom of the unit? Find out why it is not draining properly into the pan. A slight bit of frost is normal.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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