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Sorry for the delay inreplying, I only just came online and saw your question. Are youstill looking for help with this?
Im guessing that when you say in your last sentence "almost seems like the heating element is being powered when in the freezer." Im guessing its a typo and you mean its NOT being powered?
I would check this with a meter to be sure that the heater is not getting voltage.
If that the case you need to check the main pcb as this is what sends the voltage
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Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! The heater is working, the drain is just not allowing the water to drain. Cut a number 12 gauge copper wire and wrap it twice around the heater and then stick it down that drain. That will prevent it from freezing.
The entire wire will be bare. The purpose is for the wire to heat up when the heater comes on to melt any ice that may form to plug the drain. The ground wire in house wiring works great for this if you have any spare wire laying around. The heater is controlled by the electronic controller, the time it stays on varies but max time is about 15 minutes every time it goes into defrost.