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Frigidaire upright freezer ffu17f9gw2. defrost water drain (bottom of freezer)had continual ice build up to the point of freezing over the whole bottom back wall. Had someone come in to look at it. The service man changed out the heater to "fix" the problem. Now it seems the heater is not shutting off as the whole bottom part of freezer is burning hot.

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It sound like you had a freon leak, you REALLY need to get this checked by a tech. if you are leaking freon it can be dangerous.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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Defected DEFROST HEATER can cause frost build up on the panel at the back of the freezer,and freezer stop cooling and ice frozen on unit so air could not flow to refrigerator side.Water will coming out caused of unbalanced freezing,and causing the flooding of water in the floor. You must change this defroster heater assembly so it will works normal again..


Hope this may help;

Regards,
VOTIT

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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more info would help but sounds like you have a defrost problem and need a technician

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SOURCE: Freezer forming Ice on the bottom not draining water

pour some hot water in the drain if this does not work use compressed air

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

Testimonial: "So far that worked great, we will see if it continues to drain when the freezer is back on and does it defrost cycle."

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Sounds like a defrost problem to me.

Posted on May 25, 2010

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