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My 21MFTA has a problem in the freezer compartment, where the drain hole at the rear keeps freezing over. It is five years old and problem just started this year.

My previous refrigerator was similar and and developed the same problem. The refrigerator is in an alcove with about 2 inches clearance on each side and about 4 clearance in the back.

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Probably the drain tube that leads to the evap pan underneath is clogged

Posted on Aug 22, 2019

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SOURCE: GE Profile refrigerator model PFCS1NJWA is freezing items in back

slow air flow will cause it to freez check air flow from freezer in at the top and back at the bottom

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: ROPER RS22AQXMQ SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR PROBLEM

I had the same problem with a top freezer. I found that the thermostat was bad by tapping on the it at the setting knob. The defrost timer was replaced first which did not help (repairman put in a timer for a Frigadair which will not work in a Roper). If one is used for a frigadair as soon as it cycles it will not work again until it is unplugged and allowed to reset. I replaced both the thermostat and the right defrost timer. It has worked great for over 2 months.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: food is freezing in the bottom drawer of my Maytag side by side

check to make sure the slide controls for teh bottom drawer is set to vegtables also it is not uncommon for the temps in the bottom drawer of your refrig to drop down to freezing if you have infrequent door openings. you may also try setting the refrig temperature to a warmer setting as well. thx Peyton

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Hollow ice cubes and refrigerator freezer drip pan is freezing

The drain at the bottom of the evaporator on the freezer rear wall is blocked up. Ice may have gotten so far up the side of the evaporator that it is blocking a return air duct which is located there. You need to completely deice the freezer and then **** out and purge the drain hole on the bottom of the evapotrator with hot water and a turkey baster.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: ice maker flooded top freezer compartment

It may be just the water control valve on back of refrigerator. Put tap water in ice maker and lower lever for on. After ice is made, does it drop to tray? At this time when empty is the time the control valve is asked for water. The problem could be in valve on back or the inside ice maker itself. If you can try a few test with me I will help you locate the problem. Let me know what you find as I go through this with you. Sea Breeze
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