Maytag side by side freezer drip

I have a question that is similar to one that has already been asked. I have a Maytag side by side refrigerator - freezer. The unit is now six years old. Ice is forming at the bottom of the freezer side and when it gets thick enough to reach the door gasket it warms and melts causing a puddle on the floor at the front of the freezer door. I do have an ice maker and it seems that it's the probable cause. I lifted the ice lever to stop making cubes but the ice still formed at the bottom of the freezer. Any tips before I begin to pull it apart?
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The drain for the defrost melt from the freezer coil in the back of the freezer is probably frozen or clogged. It happened to me.
Remove the baskets and shelves. Remove the 4 or six screws holding the inner back panel in place. Remove the panel. Pour some hot water in the drain funnel to melt and/or clear it.
I owned a Sears ColdSpot side by side for 30 yrs and didn't have the first service call. It finally got to be too small for a growing family, so we got rid of it and got the Maytag. The Maytag has had 6-7 service calls in the 6 years that I've owned it; and the Sears service technician said that Maytags make up over half of their service calls.
Never a Maytag again!
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Nobody You'd Know wrote in message ...

That really surprises me since I always thought Maytag was a very dependable brand. I almost chose a Maytag gas cooktop, but after seeing some of the complaints about Maytag appliances, I'm glad I didn't.
Cheri
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I believe they are imported now in an effort to reduce cost and be profitable. The service techs believe that had an impact on their quality.
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necktie wrote:

Hi,
A clogged/restricted defrost drain might be suspect! If the defrost water cannot go down the drain it will spill out inside the freezer bottom on a SxS.
http://www.applianceaid.com/frig_leaking.html
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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