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Fire started in freezer after I washed it out.

AFter washing out my freezer,yes it was plugged in, I noticed a glow in the back behind the panel. Unplugged it...did I ruin my frezzer? it a model # TFX22KRDWW

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HI, The glow was probably the defrost heater. If you didn't have any smoke or flames, you probably just happen to see the defrost heater come on. It would of been behind he rear panel down near the air vent.
I hope this helps you.

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