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How often does a freezer need to be defrosted?

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A freezer that requires manual defrosting should be defrosted any time it accumulates one half-inch of ice on any part of the interior, but some freezers are self-defrosting and do not require manual defrosting. The operation manual that accompanies the appliance should list any maintenance it needs.

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How often does a freezer need to be defrosted?
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There are several methods for defrosting a freezer. Turning the freezer off and waiting until the ice melts is the safest method, but a hair dryer or fan can also be used to hasten the process. Putting bowls of boiling water inside the freezer can also help. Another method is to use a hot cloth to help break down the ice.

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