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Drain freezes in moffat fridge

I had water in the fridge compartment of my Moffat fridge so I cleaned out the drain in the freezer. I poured warm water on it until it thawed and could hear the water running down the drain onto the evaporating pan. After I started the fridge up agaain I noticed water in the fridge compartment again. Seems the drain may have frozen again?

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    My drain freezes up in the bottom of the fridge as well as ice forming under crispers. I temp is turned to the lowest point without being off. Now I am getting ice crystals in the freezer.

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Things to check

Check freezer...

for Frost build up and if Fan is blowing,

Check condenser...

To make sure clean, and the fan is blowing by compressor & IF it is running

Check Recirclating Vents in refrigerator... to make sure theres no blockage,

CONTROLS ...should be in the middle setting,

 

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SOURCE: What should the dials read in a moffat fridge for

Always start by putting the controls at the mid-range position for the first 24 hours. Keep dual control models settings equal to or +/- 1 position from each other for optimum performance. If an adjustment is made, wait 24 hours before making another adjustment.
If you have to start making adjustments then this may be a sign that something is malfunctioning. Take steps to preserve all perishable items before servicing unit.

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