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Ice accumulates at bottom of refrigerator, water leaks onto floor if not removed.

Ice accumulates at bottom floor of refrigerator interior, if not broken up and removed every few days it leaks out onto the floor.

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Sounds like a blocked drain, either by debris or failed drain heater?

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