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My frost free fridge freezer has developed a slab of ice in the freezer compartment

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You can take the panel off the evaporator. (where the fan is in the freezer) locate the heating element and if it is a element made of same material as the your elemet in your oven then you can get a small gage of bailing wire and wrap it around the element five or six times and put the other end down the drain a ways. this should conduct the heat down the drain and prevent freezing of the drain the the backing up of drain water.

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