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Hello, about a year ago Expert 'aasc' had helped someone with an issue of ice building up in their Whirlpool freezer. I also have the same issue and was wondering about part of the solution. aasc wrote: I would use a short piece of solid ALUMINUM wire ( 14-16 guage about 8 " long ) striped of all insulation , and insert it into the hole as far as possible , without any force . Wrap the other end about 1--1 1/2 turns around the black tube ( defrost heater ) above the hole . It was stressed that the wire be aluminum and be 14-16 guage. Why is copper not OK? The only solid aluminum wire I have is probably closer to 10 guage. If it must be aluminum, would this still work? If copper is OK, would 12 guage work? Thanks so much! My model is ET1CHMXKB03

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My guess is that Aluminum bends easier and doesn't conduct
electricty like copper (since the black tube is really full of electricty and if it breaks could short the whole business)
Since the whole point is to keep the drain above freezing (so the
water from the defrost doesn't overflow into the bottom of freezer
and sometimes onto the floor.) Aluminun transmits heat down into the drain easily.

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