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The freezer is icing up on the bottom. will defrosting it help?

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Frost or ice buildup is mostly associated with air leaks from the door seals.defrost then check seals.

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Your freezer has a defrost cycle and when the freezer temp is set too cold, your drainage pan and tube freezes up (behind the back panels in the freezer) and when that gets full it spills over too the bottom of the fridge and keeps building up until you notice.
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  • Defrost the freezer, remove the ice from the bottom.
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  • Check flow(by pouring warm water) down and looking behind and under fridge(with flashlight) to see if flowing into main drainage pan.
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