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Offline scottc63

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ice build up in freezer
« on: May 21, 2009, 09:29:35 AM »

water dripping from freezer to bottom of refrigerator, how do i fix the problem.

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Re: ice build up in freezer
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 12:47:37 PM »
 Your freezer defrost drain hole is either plugged or frozen. Take off the back panel inside the freezer. If it is frozen you can either let it defrost by itself or use a hair dryer or heat gun to melt the ice. Be careful not to melt the plastic if you use a heat gun. Once the drain hole is completely clear and water runs through it all the way to the drain pan underneath you should install a "drain hole heat probe" part number 819043. This will prevent the hole from ever freezing over.

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Re: ice build up in freezer
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 09:03:31 PM »
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Re: ice build up in freezer
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 10:47:23 PM »
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Re: ice build up in freezer
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2009, 08:13:06 AM »
I make my own drain heaters.
I take a 6 inch piece of bare copper wire, bend a "U" shape in one end. Insert the wire into the drain hole, place the "U" bend over the heater.
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