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Old 08-02-2014, 11:58 PM
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I've seen plenty of people that poked holes in the evaporator with that method. Then you might as well scrap the old thing.
I've used hot water in a bowl and changed it every 15 minutes or so. I also have a heater, intended to be used as a defroster. It takes a little longer, but, it's a little safer, then some of the other methods.
Better; I must admit I was concerned about breaking coolant lines when I had to remove the rest of the ice manually. One big chunk had wrapped around a coolant line and I had to hold the chunk with one hand and hit it with a bread knife handle until it broke away.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:15 AM
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I've seen plenty of people that poked holes in the evaporator with that method. Then you might as well scrap the old thing.
I've used hot water in a bowl and changed it every 15 minutes or so. I also have a heater, intended to be used as a defroster. It takes a little longer, but, it's a little safer, then some of the other methods.
This is where "carefully" comes into play, and this can vary by fridge design too. Sure, you can just take a hammer and whack a screwdriver through the ice till it hits bottom, but I take it one fracture at a time....like I said, it's like cleaving the Hope diamond.

I've done it at least a dozen times with ease.
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:25 AM
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Seriously though, I guess easy does it, or "Steady as she goes" as Captain Kirk often said.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:32 AM
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Some of the old ice boxes had a 'defrost' setting on the stat.... kept the food reasonably cold while the evap defrosted... some even had a tray and tube down to the bottom so the water would be evaporated and you didn't need to put a big pan inside. The old designers thought of everything....
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:14 AM
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I'm currently restoring this 1948 Bendix washing machine. I've got the transmission all tore apart and rebuilding it currently.

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Old 08-24-2014, 02:43 PM
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Very nice,g00d luck with it!!!!
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:51 PM
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Sorta related news item:
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Wonder if in the future "real" GE items even up to 2014 will be collectable?
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