|Fig.1 Ice covered |
Supplies and Tools:
Blow dryers (Be careful around water)
Gloves thick waterproof
Thermometer for freezer
Mrs. H home is located in Hollywood, California. Today, She called about defrosting her chest freezer. According to the Cooperative Extension Service "... A chest freezer opens from the top. It is more energy efficient and usually costs less to buy than an upright freezer of the same size."
This post shows the six steps to defrosting a chest freezer.
Step 1: Turn the freezer off. The controls are on the side of the freezer case. This will prevent the ice that is being defrosted from turning into more ice and with the door open the freezer will be using a lot of electricity to run.
Step 2: Remove all the food from the chest freezer. The food was removed and placed in a clean large rubber tub, the food piled on top of each other. This way the food would keep cold while the freezer is being cleaned.
Step 3: The problem with this freezer defrosting was several bags of ice where stuck to the side and the floor of the chest freezer. A hair dryer was not used because the client wanted the freezer to be defrosted immediately. Fig.1 shows all the food has been removed. Fig.2 shows over four inches of ice on the walls of the chest freezer.
|Fig.2 Frost and ice|
|Fig.3 Warm water|
|Fig.4 Bag of frozen |
ice stuck in freezer
|Fig.5 Chuck on ice |
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the use a large sponge or towel and dry out the bottom and the sides of the freezer.
|Fig.6 Sponge off freezer|
|Fig.7 Damages to ice box|
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