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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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Yrur model number is missing the last three digits.... I will use FRT21H8CB1 as the example model number.
You need to do a total manual defrost with a catch basin and comprtment drain cleaning.
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http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5158190&diagram_id=1311449#d1311449

Defrost pan Item 26 of above link needs to be cleaned.
Coils Item 1 need to be cleaned
Fan blade Item 61 needs to be cleaned.

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After the manual defrost and cleaning return the unit to normal service.

Having said all of that... if the refrigerator then freezer starts warming up in 3 - 4 days... you may have an automatic defrost problem causing the icing. I.e it is not defrosting so the evaporator eventually ices over and forms an ice block in the back and bottom of the freezer compartment. Usually if there is an ice block that forms you wil hear the evaporator fan striking the ice build up.
If this is happening... for sure there is an automatic defrosting problem and your stuck doing a manual defrost ever 3 - 4 days until repairs are complete.

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