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    Default Sears Coldspot SXS icing up in freezer

    Model Number: 106.52552100
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    Freezer side gradually builds up ice in the bottom. Have check drain pan and line and there is no blockage. Have defrosted by turning off and using hair dryer several times and ice begins to repair within a week. What could be the problem?

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    What's the first three numbers before the decimal? Where is the ice build up? Is it on the back wall of the freezer or just over the drain hole?
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    it will actually fill the whole bottom of the freezer over time....3-5 inches worth....one other note, just to be sure it was not ice maker or leak related, the previous time I thawed it, I completely shut of the water and again still got the ice build up. first three numbers are 106. also after ice builds up to 4 or 5 inches, refrigerator side will not cool..currently I thawed all the ice emptied everything back out of fridge and freezer and restarted. It is currently cooling on both sides...has only been running a couple of hours so no ice or water yet.

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    Sounds like when it goes into defrost the water is either draining so slow it freezes before it drains completely or the water from the defrost isn't making it to the drain. It builds up in back until it overflows that lip and onto the floor of the freezer. After you defrosted it, can you remember where you seen the ice start to build up. You said the drain tube is clear. Does it fill with ice? Defrost it again and wait about 12 hours then check the drain or any ice starting to build up. 12 hours will give it enough time to go through at least one defrost cycle. Have you ever leveled your refrigerator?
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    One time in the past I know that ice had formed at leat 1/2" down in the drain tube. Have not ever leveled the refridgerator. attached is a photo of what it looks like now...approx 24 hours after thaw and restart. you can see little blobs of ice in the drain pan as well as ice around the rim of the drain hole.

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    also there is light ice/frost covering the coils(?)

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    Oh yeah, the first place winner of the worst designed drain in a refrigerator...lol Take a piece of heavy wire about the size of a wire coat hanger and wrap one end twice around the defrost heater,tightly and let the other end extend into the drain hole as far as it can. The heat transfer should be enough to keep it thawed.
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