Post by Mike Duffy
I have a lot of ice. 3 inches all around. Full size stand up
free from fire co.
What do you mean, "free from fire"?
How do I defrost? Unplug and thaw in place on basement floor?
True. Light a few candles to speed it up, except if answer above is not
what I'm guessing. Do not be tempted to use steel on the aluminum,
especially if you have lit a candle and it is a newish fridge that uses
propane / butane coolant. I have also used a hair dryer, but make sure it
is properly grounded, because the fridge is likely.
It will be a mess for sure.
True. Perhaps you can channel the water with a strategic funnel / hose
pail. You will need to wait for a drip to develop first.
A concrete basement floor won't become damaged from a little water.
Easiest/quickest way to thaw the freezer ice is to unplug it and use a
heat gun, I use a heat gun to melt the frozen condensate water that
can accumuate in my tractor's hydraulics... makes me wish I had a
heated shed, but heating a large shed gets expensive, and very
expensive to build... a heat gun is very inexpensive, about $20, just
need to be careful as they are a lot hotter than a hair dryer.
However I must advise that you get a frost free freezer, will cost a
lot less to operate, probably pay for itself in a year or so from
lower electric bills, iced freezer coils require more energy to
maintain temperature and can thaw food.