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Kenmore freezer model 2539287213 upright freezer. drain outlet keeps icing over, not allowing water to drain into pan underneath. is this due to defrost cycle working improperly? could you shed lite on this trouble?

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Try cleaning out the drain opening with a pipe cleaner. Or use a turkey baster and force hot water into the drain. Rinse with a mild bleach solution to kill any mold. Another solution is to unplug the unit and let it sit for a couple of days to defrost completely. Sometimes during the humid summer the system just gets over burdened and doesn't defrost completely. This gets progressivly worse until you get this problem.

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