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Amana AU150 upright freezer accumulating water/ice on the bottom

Is there a drain hole on the frost free freezer? I know something is plugged.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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The drain has most likely frozen over. It is at the bottom behind the back panel inside the freezer. You will need to remove all of the ice and run hot water down the drain until it is clear.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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SOURCE: I am accumulating ice inside my freezer

It needs to be defrosted. If ice builds up quickly again then start shopping for another freezer as the repair is not worth it. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: ICE BUILDUP ON BOTTOM OF FREEZER, DRAIN HOLE FROZEN

There is normally a small filiament of metal which is attached to the defrost element and conducts heat down the drainpipe preventing ice build up. You can pour some boiling water onto this area and even wriggle a piece of plastic tubing down the drain pipe to dislodge any blockage. For future prevention, you can attach a piece of copper wire around the defrost element (in the absence of the original filiament) and extend it down the drainpiple

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

heatman101
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SOURCE: water is accumulating in the bottom of the freezer

Hi,
The drain for the water to get away when defrosting is frozen shut...
Checkout this tip to help you..

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Posted on May 27, 2010

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