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Model 501-64822 Frost buildup in drain tube. How do I access the tube?

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take the back wall off and thaw unit with either hair dryer, heat gun(very carefully), or boiling water in pan and shut door. You will then have to determine if the def. thermostat, def. control or heater is bad.

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