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My Amana Model AUF200KW Freezer drain tude keeps freezing up. How do I prevent this from happening? mjsampson@suddenlink.net

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I have been unable to determine if there were any particular issues on this model. Based on this fact, I can only suggest that the defrost, (terminating), thermostat is cutting off the heater prematurely. This can be caused by a dislocation of the thermostat, or a weakening in the sensing portion of the thermostat. This will cause the freezer to start cooling before all the water can escape to the defrost pan. Replacing this part may help resolve your complaint, but you may want to inspect the evaporator coil to see if it has indeed been misaligned first.
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