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Ice forms in bottom of freezer eventually runs out front of freexer suspect drainage blocked where?????

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  • petra308 Jun 11, 2008

    We have a similar problem. There is ice forming on the lower back wall on the bottom half of the freezer. The stuff on the bottom of the freezer stays frozen but the upper 2 shelves are thawing. We have checked the temperature with a thermometer and it reads 10 degrres F. We have also checked the vents. I will check the drains tomorrow but in quickly looking tonight I was unable to locate drainage tubing.

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Drain line may be plugged. Access from the rear and clean it out. Then melt ice and put some hot water through the drain to insure it is clear. The water should appear in the drain pan under the freezer.

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