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Manual defrost I've turned the dial to Off so that we can defrost and so how would I get the water from spilling all over the floor?

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On my upright freezer I use pans or trays I have and set them in the bottom where it catches nearly all the water. I don't have to empty them till it's all melted because it till hold all of it.

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When the defrost circuit turns on, the compressor turns off. The defrost coil melts frost that collects on the freezer coil and drips in to a small pan located below the coil. The pan is formed so that the water that drips in it can flow to a hose connected under it. When the defrost cycle completes. the compressor runs again, bringing the temperature in the freezer to about 0 again. Any water remaining anywhere in the freezer will turn to ice very quickly.

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Re-assemble and plug into power.

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