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When the freezer defrosts it partially melts the ice cubes, the ice builds up between the inside back and the outside back. This ice gets hit by the fan making an awful grinding noise water leaks out of the bottom of freezer onto the floor. and the bottom of the inside of the freezer fills up with ice. This happens at least once a week and we have to take it all apart and clean out all the ice and start over,and hope we are home to hear it grinding the next time and shut it off. It is only 1 yr and 5 months old and started doing this just as the 1 yr. warranty ran out.

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  • maggierose Nov 21, 2010

    Sorry, just got back to my computer. The brand is Conservator by Crosley. Model CRSE234JB2 and the Serial # is 4A91701705.

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