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Drain tube and floor of uprite freezer is plugged with ice. Have previously thawed with a heat gun and it freezes up again in a week or two. The freezer is in our south facing garage, one car parks directly in front, 3 feet away and another car beside the first. Could having the freezer in the car garage have anything to do with the problem?

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I bet you don't have that problem in the summer,It is freezing cause of the outside air in the garage gets below freezing. For a quick fix install a heater wire they make them for gutters and plumbing and just run it down the length of the tube and that will do it,short of heating your garage or insulating it

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  • Rick Langhorn Mar 31, 2011

    the garage is in our house and is insulated

  • Brian Manuel Apr 01, 2011

    My bad , That happens to mine and obviously mine isn't . I'm not sure on this one,except possibly the drain tube is heated but not the whole length of it see if you see a wire running along side of the tube.If it isn't working at all then that could do it or your fridge isn't staying in the defrost cycle long enough.

  • bartlamd Apr 12, 2011

    I have a Kenmore (upright) Model# 970.253.9284213 and the drain freezes up every 2-3 weks in the summer ,but not in the winter. The freezer is in the garage and It gets very hot in the garage in the summer since the garage door is usually down. What could be causing the drain to constantly freeze up and form ice around the plug and the inside floor of the freezer?

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