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Defrost hose plugs

We have operated a Artic Air model F22CWF2 freezer at our church for one year. I understand that a vertical flexible hose on the rear of the unit is part of the automatic defrost sysyem. The tube becomes plugged with froozen ice which stops the air flow and permits ice to accumulate inside the box. What can be done?

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Remove the back cover to access the top of that drain line. Take some table salt in a tablespoon and dump in the tube. Will drain so fast you won't believe it. Might have a big build up of ice blocking the top so get your hair dryer and defrost that big build up. Flush with small amount of water and monitor the drain pan located under neath the freezer. hope this was helpfull

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

  • lcnate1 May 03, 2011

    I have the same problem with my Arctic Air F22 freezer. I also owned one at a business and I have a friend that bought one for his home. All three have the exact problem. The Date of manufacture is 2005. Arctic Air says the model had no manufacturing problems but this does seem unusual. Draining the line works but the problem reoccurs within a few weeks.

    Do you know of some possible PERMANENT solutions to this issue?

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