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Water forming ice cap at the bottom of the freezer

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  • osvaldo_cres Mar 16, 2011

    how do i drain it?

  • osvaldo_cres Mar 17, 2011

    Yes, it was...it took me about one and a half hours to get it done. There was a lot of ice on the drain pan and even on the coil. The blow dryer came in handy...thanks it was well worth the twelve bucks!

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Sound like the Defrost Drain Line is clogged / kinked. Stated you need to start with the defrost drain. You should be able to pour water down it freely. If it drains really slow or not at all then your will need to continue flushing it until it will. Also, check in the back to ensure the tube isn't kinked.

The repair that was most likely the compressor start relay which shouldn't have had anything to do with your draining issue but strange things happen sometimes.The fact that the fridge is getting to cold could be from an air damper issue (if applicable) or the cold control could be going out.

If the drain is clear that excess water, part of the frostfree thing, should drain to a plan where it will be evapoarted. Do not dig in the whole just wait for it to melt, maybe a hair dryer to speed it up.

Hope this helps.

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