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There is water pooling and freezing on the bottom of the freezer section of my frost free unit. It is an LG GR359SQ. I am in the middle of thoroughly defrosting it using a hair dryer. I am not sure this will work. I am following the solution for a blocked water drain in it. I went to take off the inside back panel but after taking out 2 screws I see the side panels appear to be interlocked with the back and I hesitate to go further as I feel a bit over my skills limit. (probably more my confidence!) Can you advise pls?

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Defrost is OK, but you need to be sure you defrost the water drain outlet !
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Keep going - panel will come off and you will almost certainly find the drain blocked - probably with ice. if you have had it switched of for some time then the ice will have melted by now and appliance will be ok

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