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I own an older (pre-1982) model GE Frost Guard refrigerator with a lower, roll-out freezer.  The freezer registers a temperature of just below 32 degrees.  Removing the roll-out bin I notice the back of the freezer totally iced up.  All searching on the internet suggests this type of freezer never will need defrosting but this one definitely does.  Can you tell me how to go about it?

Thanks for any help you an extend.


If there is ice back there, there is a defrost part failure, so you must determine which part has failed or the ice will just come back in 2-4 weeks.   A blow dryer is recommended as other sources are not efficient and a heat gun gets too hot.. it will actually melt the plastic parts...We need a model number to go any further.   Ann

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