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Freezer coils and water in drain tube frozen

Refrigerator is 6 years old. Freezer coils recently started freezing up. Temperature in the refrigerator rises because cold air cannot circulate, due to freezing over. Water runs onto the top shelf of the refrigerator. I have to manually defrost the coils and the drain tube about once a month. Is there any solution? Is it the defrost system?

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Check to see if the fan running first, if yes than you may be losing freon. if not , try a new fan motor

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