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Ice build up under the freezer drawer

Our Whirlpool refrigerator is just over 2 years old and lately there has been about a half inch of ice build up on the floor of the freezer. When I remove it (manually) it returns within about a week??

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Drain is blocked. remove back panel inside freezer and melt the ice off at the bottom with a hairdryer then follow up with hot water till drain flows freely. if fault reoccurs, then you may have a fault with the defrost system

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