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Icing up in bottom of the freezer

Despite being a frost free freezer, it has now started to ice up in the bottom of the freezer compartment. Starting to need a de-frost every couple of months, and the bottom freezer draw is getting stuck in all the ice and becoming unusable. Also occasionally find some water on the floor under the freezer in the morning when I come down. Amana Refrigerator Freezer / bottom drawer freezer Ice forming on the back part - ice cube maker is not working. Still have water in frig - Does not keep ice cream frozen.

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  • Jans50 Jun 12, 2008

    I have the same problem, just started about 6 months ago. An ice sheet builds up on bottom of freezer. I keep taking it out and it keep coming back....now I notice small water spots on floor. We do not know what is causing this.

  • hestbek1 Jul 21, 2008

    I've the same problem. Water on the floor occationly. I can hear the de-icing device working and right after melting water in the bottom of the freezer. I think the tube or valve in the back is pluged up, but I don't know how to get to it.

  • diveci Aug 14, 2008

    I have the same problem and am manually defrosting right now to try and remove all of the ice that is packed and stuck in on the bottom tray in the freezer. I hope that this works. My question is - is there a catch pan on the bottom somewhere - where will all of this water go? I think that the reason that this may have happened is because I had the bottom shelf to jammed and the lower vent of the freezer was blocked not allowing good air flow. At least I hope that this is it.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Freezer in the bottom

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    The screen is showing ER and 1F. Neither water or ice dispenser is working. Items in freezer drawers are frost covered.

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