Question about Frost Freezers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I looked at the BACK at the bottom underneath of my Sears Kenmore frost free upright freezer and what was causing the ice buildup was very simple. At the factory, the assembler looped the little hose too high and when the water went into the hose it could not get out due to being too high in one spot! An ice dam will form, blocking ALL water coming through
and freezing up any more water coming down giving you a HUGE wad of ice that is scary!!! I just removed the screw holding the loop that holds the hose and put a bit of warm water down the little hole on the INSIDE (Behind the grate) to melt the remaining ice in the tube.You need to take out 4 screws and remove the grate to see this. I could not believe that this was the problem! I haven't had any ice build up since.Now don't tear your freezer apart before you try this trying to fix the compressor, thermostat etc. It may be the only thing wrong with it!
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
I am having the same problem. How long did it take?
I bought mine second hand and think it may be broken. I plugged it in 8 hours ago. I can hear it running but it's not cold yet.
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
Well, you can find a universal gasket kit. Instead of being one solid piece specifically made for you model, It is made up of pieces that you cut to fit. I should warn you that these kits are very difficult to work with. If you dont create an air tight seal, the constant warm air leak will make it run longer, decreasing its useful life.
You said however that the gasket is only dried and rock hard, not that it was torn or falling away from the door. If that is indeed the case, and you still have good tight seal on all four sides, you might be ok for a while.
factory replacements are nearly impossible without a model number for reference.
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
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