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I have a Whirlpool EV200N upright freezer, 19.6 Cu. Ft.. It has a build up of ice on the inside at the bottom. It is nowhere near the drain hole.

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Syringe the drain with neat clorine bleach to clean it out just in case its blocked.use car deicer to clear existing ice (not hot water)and see what happens...

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