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Frigidaire FRS26ZRF, side by side, ice build up in bottom of freezer section


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#1 pojo60

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:37 AM

Hi first time user here.
My Frigidaire refrigerator, side by side unit, Model# FRS26ZRF is building up ice in the bottom of the freezer compartment. Looks like it may be coming from the compartment that contains the coil (evaporator section?). The temp is still okay as the frozen goods are staying frozen. The other side of the unit (refrigerator) is operating normally. Is this a plugged line, defroster failure or something else?
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:52 AM

Most likely a plugged defrost drain line.
You will have to turn the unit off to defrost the drain line completely.
A hair dryer might assist you enough to melt the ice in the hole.

#3 RegUS_PatOff

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:19 PM

... Most likely a plugged defrost drain line.

OR a clogged Drain Line... (peas, corn, etc)
Drain Line at bottom of # 62 inside freezer

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#4 Dr Freeze 40

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:08 PM

with all the plastics in refrigerators now ,suggest using a portable steamer for defrosting or removing ice . they are cheaper than replacing a melted fridge linner :samurai:
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:41 PM

Steamer

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:55 AM

Steamers seem like they would generate too much additional liquid water. I always see you guys mention them, but I've yet to use one. Heat gun has always worked fine for me!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

I said the very same thing, until I got one ..............

Can't imagine cleaning/melting out a drain without one anymore - also very handy cleaners !

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

Hair dryer works great for me, works fast too!!!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:43 PM

Also use a co2 tank with foot long flexible copper line for removing plugged debris!!! Only 1/4 round fits right down in drain hole for blast off!!!!!

Also use a co2 tank with foot long flexible copper line for removing plugged debris!!! Only 1/4 round fits right down in drain hole for blast off!!!!!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

Also use a co2 tank with foot long flexible copper line for removing plugged debris!!! Only 1/4 round fits right down in drain hole for blast off!!!!!

Also use a co2 tank with foot long flexible copper line for removing plugged debris!!! Only 1/4 round fits right down in drain hole for blast off!!!!!


If I could like it twice, I would! :dude:

I carry a portable air tank with a rubber-tipped nozzle for this.




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