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How To Remove Frost From The Freezer

Freezer frost

Go to your freezer, open it up, and take a look inside. If your freezer is filled with a layer of frost then take a few minutes to fix this problem. Here’s a quick guide to ridding your freezer of unwanted frost.

Frost will build up in your freezer when:

(1) The door is not fully sealed.
(2) Items are blocking the rear wall of the freezer.
(3) The temperature is too low with not enough items inside.

Step 1: Remove all food from the freezer before attempting to rid it of its frost. Place everything in coolers or the refrigerator portion so that nothing will perish. If you don’t open the refrigerator door while it is unplugged you can avoid having any of the food spoil.

Step 2: Now that the freezer has been emptied and unplugged, fill a spray bottle with water above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3: With the almost boiling water, spray down the frost. It should melt upon contact with the hot water. Be sure to have a supply of towels and rags ready to absorb all of the melted ice.

Step 4: Once all of the frost has been cleared, grab a few dry rags and begin drying the entire freezer out. The freezer must be completely dry before plugging it back in, otherwise, the moisture will freeze up again.

Step 5: Begin wiping off all of your food containers to dry them of any moisture before placing them back into the freezer. You can now plug the refrigerator back in.

Having a frost buildup in your freezer can cause the refrigerator to overwork, thus shortening its lifespan. If your refrigerator/freezer combo has seen better days then have it serviced by the experts at Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.