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Ice builds up on bottom of side by side freezer. can't tell if drain isn't working right or fi there is just to much water from some source--condensation, leak etc

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First thing you must do is to get rid of the ice then if you look way back in the bottom of freezer you will see a drain trough and in the middle of it is a small drain hole. That drain hole is attached to a hose that normally takes the defrost water out and to the drain pan under the refrigerator.You have to clean out that drain hose.

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Hi this is the drain, clean the ice out run bleach water through the drain make sure it, drains, you should be fine.


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