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My subzero 601 F freezer door gets hard to open unless you wait 4 minutes. While investigating this I discovered that there is a buildup of ice in the trough behind the icemaker. It appears that the drain line is stopped up with ice. There is a wire in the drain. Is it supposed to be heated to keep the drain clear? Perhaps it's not functioning? By the way, I do not have water run to the freezer and do not use the ice maker in the freezer. Once I thaw it out the door works just fine until the ice builds up. It takes a year or two to build up.

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Switch off machine. open doors an manually defrost.clean any filters/drain holes(wire is not heated,pull/push to clean pipe)dry as best you can.switch on again.it is best to manually defrost any unit every 6 months and if temp edjustable adjust to -20c for optimum economy.water to icemaker is not important on 601f but is on some others.be carefull

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