Tube itself gets iced up so mechanic came ; the water in the tube is 'frozen' and has to be steem blasted; apparently seems to be a 'common problem' with frost free fridges; am advised to give it a very hot/boiling water treatment every few months to keep it uniced with a generous amount (300 mls) of boiling water ( or as near as dam it ) to keep it 'flowing '
Is this 'normal for frost free fridges as I have never had a frost free fridge before ; wonder if there are any fridge mechanics on here who can advise??
We have had our frost free fridge freezer for a good 10 years with no problems at all, what that person has said is not a solution to the problem you have merely a bodge so he doesn't have to sort out the real problem. Frost free fridge freezers are designed to operate without having to resort to unblocking pipes. Contact the manufacturer and ask them about this problem or even better if it's inside warranty contact the people you bought it from and tell them you want it sorted.
Some do-it-yourself enthusiasts wrap a copper wire around the heater and train the end of the wire to the drain. This is intended to divert any extra heat into the drain and to stop the ice plug from forming (the copper conducts the heat).
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