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I HAVE A ROPER REFRIG.MOD.# RT21AKXKQ05. THE BOTTOM OF THE FREEZER ICES UP. I DEFROST IT & BLOW OUT THE DRAIN & FIND NOTHING.IT WORKS FOR ANOTHER 1 1/2 MONTHS & THE SAME PROBLEM HAPPENS AGAIN. HELP?

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