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We have been using a Hotpoint freezer model FZA30 for 8 years. During

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We have been using a Hotpoint freezer model FZA30 for 8 years.
During this time the gutter outlet to allow for autodefrost has blocked with ice 3 times resulting in build up of ice behind the back panel and the ‘warm’ indicator light coming on.
On each occasion I have had to defrost, take the back panel off and poke a plastic stick down the drain tube to ensure water can get through to the drip tray above the compressor.
Can you offer a solution to this problem?

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theres not much that can be done for that problem, the only thing you can try is get a piece of bare copper wire and wrap it around the heater and drop it down the hole about 2 " and when the defrost heater comes on the wire heats up and prevents the tube from freezing, this is just poor design and thats all you can try.

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