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Old 08-09-2016, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post
Putting a pan of hot water in there tends to help, too.
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Originally Posted by Nazbaque View Post
Too frozen to put anything in. And once I could actually open it the inside ice came loose fairly easily.
In that case you need to do it the other way around: put the whole freezer in a pan of hot water. May require a fairly big pan, of course.

Some tips (of variable usefulness):
-Don't wait so long next time. This one tends not ever to work, for some reason, but it's a good tip nonetheless.
-Be careful when breaking off ice from the inside. There are probably some things in the freezer (like pipes for the cooling fluid) that you don't want to break.
-Let the freezer dry once all the ice is gone. That will slow down new ice formation by at least a day, quite possibly as much as a week. (Should be longer, but let's be realistic.)
-Use a wooden stick to poke in the freezer when trying to get ice to break lose. A metal thing is too likely to damage stuff, and your fingers would get cold very quickly. If necessary, using someone else's fingers works fairly well too, though it may produce complaints.
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