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Ice acculumates in the bottom of freezer

We unplugged the s/s frig, removed the panel inside the freezer, the coils were frozen, and believe that water is not draining down the drain pan

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Defrost drain tube is plugged. Drain is a round hole about the size of a quarter below the evaporator coils. (behind back wall of freezer.) Take a turkey baster with hot (not boiling) water and shoot it into the drain hole until water runs through it (into drain pan under refrig.)

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Check to see if there is frost on the back panel of the freezer.
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I had a similar problem. The frost in the back is an indication that your coils are frozen. This could be from food packages falling out of the freezer drawers in the back and blocking the air circulation vents or maybe the freezer door was not closed completely and letting moist/humid air in and freezing the coils.
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  • reassemble in reverse order

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