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Frigidaire, ice on floor of freexer

Frigidaire double door with ice/water dispenser in door.
The unit has ice forming on floor of freezer compartment. There is no sign of overflow from the ice maker, there is no sign of water or ice on sides of compartment, Also there is no formation of ice on any of the shelves. The ice and water dispensers are working correctly. No water in refrigeraton compartment, and no water leaking ont floor.

In past the ice maker was installed incorrectly in such a way that the water did not fill the ice maker but ran into the freezer compartment, so I know what that problem looks like, this is not it.

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  • paleopa Jun 25, 2008

    Your note was exactly on the money. After figuring out how to get to the drain line by removing two back panels, we found the drain at the bottom of the freezer to be full of ice and the drain hole solidly frozen, In fact, enough water had overflowed that the lower end of the lower panel was frozen in to the pan, Blow dryer did the trick. There was no dirt of foreign material in the drain pan. Now the concern is: why did it freeze up in the first place, the first time in eight years. We will watch it. There was some ice formation on the fins just below the fan, a rather large piece.

    Thanks for the help

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Check to see if the defrost drain is not frozrn over or stopped up
this is the only way that water can get into the freezer
frost could and melt but dont think that i would check the drain at the bottom of the rear freezer panel if you see ice it is stopped up for sure
if all is clear there go to the ice maker, have had some that are overfilling and runnig over the ice maker into the bottom of the freezer

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