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Subzero bottom freezer drawer is freezing shut.

There is a small trickle of water which appears to leak from a collection pan at the top of the freezer compartment.  The pan drains to the right of the compartment and appears to go through the wall of the freezer.  Where the pan meets the wall of the compartment it appears that the caulk has failed and the water that trickles down the inside wall of the freezer, freezes on the tracks of the drawer and makes a general mess.   Does it seem like I am going in the right direction?  Is there a special caulk to use that will not fail in the freezing temps?

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Silicone bath/shower sealant should work, the one that smells like vinegar. Also known as RTV.

 

Just make sure the area is dry, clean and free of old caulk.

It'll need to be at room temperature to set properly for a few hours.

 

I have used this sealant on things before that went as low as

-50C. Preperation is the key though.

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