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    Default Remove Freezer Ice with ease

    People often get panic while cleaning the freezer because the extra ice that freezes on the side walls may not take out easily and require some extra effort using any hard tool which may result in damage to your freezer. To avoid damage and save time just coat the oil on the side walls of your freezer after cleaning. By using oil, ice would not stick to the wallls and take out easily.

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    I never thought of that.

    But I usually just unplug the freezer just long enough to let the ice loosen a little bit. Then I can slide the ice right off the walls. Throw it in the sink and let the running hot water melt it down.

    And I don't even have to empty the freezer of the frozen food either! This method also save time. and the freezer doesn't loose too much of the cold air. But the next time that I defrost it, I might try the oil remedy. Sounds nice!!
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    I used to empty mine, put the contents in an insulating bag, and put one or two pots with boiling water inside the freezer. The heat speeds up the process a lot!

    When it broke down, I got a no-frost model. That was really worth the investment!

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    Yeah, I might get an upright if mine ever craps out.

    And since I'd be doing that, like the fridge, it might as well be a frost-free.
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    My sister didn't believe all the warnings about not chipping away at the accumulated ice, and naturally damaged the lining of the freezer. Apparently those linings are really really thin, and if you put one tear in it the freon escapes.

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    OMG!

    If that happened, then the unit will have to be recharged with new freon, and that can be expensive. Plus, if the unit is under warranty, then doing that will certainly void it.

    Rule of thumb is to always use something that's plastic - like one of those small hard plastic scrapers that you'd use to scrape dried-on or cooked-on food from pots & pans. You can scrape, scrape, scrape all you want, and the surface will not be damaged!!

    NEVER use anything that's metal, especially anything that's pointed!!!!!
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    We ended up getting a new fridge, it was 30 + years old at that point anyway.

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    Was it a cycle defrost one?

    In other words, did just the fridge part defrost when the compressor cylced off and the freezer part didn't?

    I once had a fridge where there was a leak in the sealed refrigerating system. Found out about it too late because all of the food had spoiled.

    I DID get it fixed and it work beautifully for 16 years until stuff began to fall apart on it.
    At that point, I just went on and bought a new one.

    I've only had it for three years so far, but it works great!
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