ice in the bottom of my LG freezer


ice in the bottom of my LG freezer

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hello.
i have a 14-15 year old LG LRTN22312SW refrigerator with freezer on top.  i have a LOT of ice accumulating on the bottom of the freezer and water dripping down into the fridge.  i have pulled the back out of the freezer and the coils aren't iced over and the drain seems clear.  i poured water down it and heard it splash in the pan at the bottom (I hung a wire extending down the drain hole connected to the heating element just  in case it was freezing over.  There is no leak from the ice maker which is currently turned off.  the water seems to be seeping in from the bottom seam where the back panel meets the bottom of the freezer.  i noticed that the insulation on the back of the freezer panel i removed was wet and frozen.  i cut off the bottom inch or two of the insulation that was completely frozen.

2 questions:
1.  what the heck is causing the water??  is it condensation on the inside of the back panel dripping down?
2.  do you think removing ALL the insulation on the back panel would cause a problem?

thanks in advance for any help or tips you might provide.  I'm REALLY trying to not have to buy a new unit.

DS
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Good afternoon and thanks for posting! 

This is what I was able to find about the excess ice buildup in the freezer : Frost buildup inside the refrigerator can only occur when warm humid air from outside of the refrigerator combines with the cold dry air on the inside. The most common causes of frost buildup inside the freezer or refrigerator compartments are the gaskets not sealing properly or the doors being left open for too long.

So you may have a problem with the bottom portion of the freezer gasket, I would recommend checking for any holes or places where the air can escape. If you're needing a new freezer gasket, the manufacturer's replacement part # is ADX52752630. 

It may also be that there is too much air coming in from around the insulation area. You may need to get in there to make sure that the freezer has a complete seal when the door is shut. 
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seems like a bad gasket would cause frosting on the items in the freezer.  there is no such frosting.  i will check the seal when i get home though.

thanks!

DS



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I would double check to be 100% sure the drain line is not frozen. 


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