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Bottom freezer has ice building up because when it defrosts it will not drain out through the back. Ice builds up to a point where I have water draining out the front of the freezer all over the floor. Drip pan remains dry all the time. Had repairman out twice he couldn't figure it out. Boyfriend tried to fix a year ago and the part where the drain was had rotted out and the drip pan worked for the first time since purchased in2004. Drained for a few months and now I am back to the original freezing up.

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I suppose the ice is building up in the drain trough under the evaporator (inside the freezer). There are two ways used to keep the trough from ice build up. It either has a heater built into it, or the defrost heater is close enough to the trough so that when the refer goes into defrost, it would melt any ice in the drain trough. Or the hose / pipe running from the trough to the drain pan it clogged, in which case you should be able to blow it clean. Note: this hose or pipe has to have a trap similar to the one under your kitchen sink. That is to prevent air from moving up, bringing undesired moisture into the fereezer.

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