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Why freezer section has too much ice? does the method of one day a year of completely shuting off the refrigerator and unpluging it for one full day the best solution each year? The refrigerator I have is 18 years old and no problems till water started coming out at the bottom of the refrigerator and freezer front coils one year ago. Right now Wednesday May 26 2010 the refrigerator has been off for 3 hours and there is a big piece of ice in back of panel of freezer God Bless you all for your didicated service? Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Yours in Christ, Roger H Frost 508-797-3466 home 508-981-2513 cell rhfrost@verizon.net

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Check for coil problems. The compressor can overheat due to dust buildup on condenser coils. If so, vacuum the coils. If there's ice buildup on evaporator coils due to bad defrost heater, call a professional to help fix the defrost heater.

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