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Ice continually forming on bottom of upright freezer

Several times a year I clear ice from the drain at the bottom of my freezer (whenever I notice a sheet of ice on the bottom). Is there a reason why it keeps happening? Something I can fix once and for all? I don't notice anything clogging the coil. Is it safe to wrap a copper wire around the heating element and insert it into the top of the drain to prevent the ice from forming?

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  • pm2conley Nov 19, 2009

    I meant I didn't notice anything clogging the drain/hose, not the coil. I always pour a bunch of water down the drain after I clear the ice to make sure it's coming out the other end quickly so I don't think there's anything blocking the hose. Why would this problem be happening again and again?

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You nead to clear the drain.when you clear the ice you nead to make sure that the drain is clear.a spider can build a nest in your drain line.if you remove the ice,you nead to clear the drain line with a hose.you nead to blow though hose and clear line.

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