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The drain plug in the freezer continually freezes up. Once thawed and the tube to the floor drain pan opens up it freezes up again within a few weeks. This of course causes water to drain into the refrigerator section. How do I permanently keep the plug from freezing up?

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Syringe it out with neat clorine bleach,that will clear it out........as clorine is a gas the smell will go within 30 mins...

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