Question about Freezers
We keep having to open the drain. Water trickles in & forms inside The freezer on the bottom. We have thawed it out & used bleach & hot water down the drain plus inserted a tube down the drain to clear out anything that may be stopping it up. We get it thawed & draining properly & within two weeks it freezes up again. Is there a flaw in their design? What else can be done to prevent this from happening?
Posted by Anonymous on
Since there is no description of what type of freezer, I will talk generic. Most freezers have some sort of drain heater. Commercial walk-ins use them. 2 types: an insertion type that go inside the drain and another type that is wrapped around the outside of the drain and then wrapped with a foam type insulation call armaflex. hope this helps some.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Up right Amana Deep Freezer
Try taking a small piece of solid copper wire strand, loop over defrost heater and extend into drain hole, this is a trick we use to help with this issue by bringing a little heat around the hole. The freezer may be manufactured by Woods Inc, a canadian appliance builder. These did have lots of problems with the water building up between the inner and outer liners, Not much you can do with these either to totally resolve this issue. Make sure the water is going into the drain pan when you pour the hot water.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
SOURCE: drain iced up in freezer
the draining pipe is block with something, you can melt the ice with a hear drier or hot water, then put a wire true the pipe and after that, test the pipe again.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
pour some hot water in the drain if this does not work use compressed air
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
Testimonial: "So far that worked great, we will see if it continues to drain when the freezer is back on and does it defrost cycle."
SOURCE: Drain keep freezing up
Not sure of your model number and manufacturer, but in some freezer there is a seperate drain heater that should stay on for the complete defrost time. (the defrost heater will shut off when the evap coil reaches a certain temp, and the rest of the defrost time only the drain heater is energized.) That would be the very first place that I would start. Hope this helps
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
Hello, get a short piece of electrical wire and strip the insulation off. put a bend in one end and then hang it over the heater directly above the drain making sure the wire runs into the drain about an inch. the heat from the heater will make sure the drain stays clear. Hope this helps. Mike
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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