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There is at least 3 to 4 inches of solid ice at the bottom of fre

There is at least 3 to 4 inches of solid ice at the bottom of my freezer, and water leaking on to floor(im not sure if the water is coming from the bottom of the unit) and the freezer is freezeing everything solid, even if i turn the freezer down to 1 for the cold my icecream is still solid

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