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Amana self defrosting upright freezer - drain plug

Drain plug is clogged with ice. I have cleaned out the freezer and turned it off but it is so cold in our garage I don't think it will thaw for a couple of days. Is there a way to remove the plug? Thanks

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  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    Amana Upright Freezer----frost free-----16.7 cu.ft---AUF170KW---purchased Oct. 1998------Opened freezer noticed a build up of ice on very bottom in the middle----have lowered the setting one number-----

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    whirlpool upright freezer drain line plugged. how do I get the old one out?



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The subject is a Eureka Model 350 hand held steamer that can be found at Lowes and other places for around $49.95. With this steamer you can thaw out an evaporator as quick as if you were using a heat gun or hair dryer but without the slightest concern about melting plastic or wiring. By using steam instead of pouring water (yes many still do) there is little to clean up. With the many attachments it comes with there are other uses (i.e. cleaning, thawing drains, thawing IDI fill tubes, etc.). The steam also makes the replacement IDI fill tube (rubber end) more pliable and easier to complete the installation when used at the end.
This unit has a trigger and can be used to blow out a stopped up drain on a refrigerator by letting the pressure build up a little then blow through the drain with one of the attachments. As for thawing out evaporators it had a fine jet tip for actually CUTTING through solid ice.
Another great use for this tool is refrigerator door gaskets. The hot steam works faster than a heat gun with out the worry.

Note: Do not aim steam directly onto the plastic freezer liner. The rapid temperature change could damage the liner.

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