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I assume temperatures ok in which case the water will turn to ice.
problem is a blocked drain, probably with ice. remove the rear panel inside the freezer and clear the drain with hot water till it flows away freely. takes a little patience. if there is excessive build-up of ice on the pipework, then you have a problem with the defrost system

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