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Thanks for your response. In my description of my problem, I mentioned that I have already unclogged the drain tube and I have already left the freezer-only off for 48 hours, so nothing could be frozen.
So, everything you've suggested has already been tried.
Sounds to me like the door gasket isn't making 100% or that something behind the door is preventing it from closing all the way. The fan could or could not be related to the frost. There is a switch that separately runs that fan, so if the drawer isn't closing all the way it can prevent the fan from running. Also frost can cause the fan not to run .... won't really know without accessing it. I would just take a hair dryer to the fan area for 5-10 mins .... if it's frost it should resolve that pretty quick. Then close the door fully with a dollar bill between the gasket and frame. Go around about every 2-3 inches and see if there is anywhere not touching (the dollar will freely move if not touching, and won't if touching) I'm sure you'll find somewhere that isn't touching.
Once you do, heat it up with the hair dryer (DON'T MELT IT) and close the drawer (I call this reforming the gasket) it will take a proper seat since it's magnetic. However if you see any tears in the gasket it has to be replaced. Lemme know if you have any further questions.
Great points! The first time I pulled the drawer open after the remodel, I had to tug at it really hard and that gasket did come loose. I'll look for tears and perform the test using a dollar bill and let you know what I find.
Because of the switch you mentioned, it sounds as though the fan never runs when the drawer is open, correct?? So, I should never expect to see it spinning with the drawer closed, right??
Thanks for everything.
It runs only when closed, so no open you would never see it spinning. You have to have it within 1/4" to hear it running .... very hard to do on these models. Almost easier to remove the drawer and push the switch by hand to test the fan. :)
I'm new to this site, so I'm not sure if my question's status will close once I provide my "excellent" rating for your great advice. Will I still be able to provide an update even after I've given my rating??
You're a genius!! After using my hair dryer to "re-magnetize" my gasket, there is no sign of frost. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!