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Remove the food and the ice maker from the freezer ( if equiped ) . Remove the rear freezer panel . Using a hair dryer , start in the middle , below the coils , defrosting , until you see the drain hole . Use hot water to help defrost the hole . Once water starts going thru the hole , use a small hose inserted into the hole , and blow thru , to remove any unseen debris in the drain line . Use an ALUMINUM or COPPER solid wire , 14-16 guage , with the insulation completely off , and insert one end into the drain hole as far as possible without any force . Wrap the other end about 1 1/2 to 2 turns , around the black rod (defrost heater) , above the hole . When refrig goes into defrost , the heat will transfer from the heater , to the wire , keeping the hole from freezing up again .

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  • pdoyle_licsw Sep 29, 2010

    How to remove the rear freezer panel? screws?

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Oct 01, 2010

    yes

  • pdoyle_licsw Oct 01, 2010

    thanks amillion! perfect solution, since you also include 'how to prevent'.
    can't wait to try it tomorrow; you have no idea how appreciative we are!
    pdoyle

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