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Ice under the bottom draw in freezer. Melts some

Ice accumilates under the bottom drawer in freezer. Melts some and runs out on the floor. I suppose it is coming from the ice maker somehow???

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Close, it is in the freezer.
It is your defrost drain. that ice was actually ice originally, just from your evaporator. the defrost heater comes on when the evap. gets frosty white, it melts, and then is supposed to go down your drain. if it is clogged, it will build up, and just freeze because it is around zero in there. my advice, take off the back wall of the freezer, look for the drain under the aluminum coils that is toward the back wall. get your moms hair dryer and go at it

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