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Big or small, cleaning a freezer can be a time-consuming task, but with a little elbow grease you could save yourself the cost of having to replace it.

Cleaning and Safety

Cleaning out the freezer leaves the space looking and smelling better and it frees up space to fit more items. ALWAYS make sure that the appliance is turned off and unplugged before attempting to clean or fix any problem(s).

Not exactly sure how to clean a freezer? When cleaning out or defrosting your freezer, just follow some of the tips that can be found in these helpful how-tos:

Maintenance and Proper Care

You do not need to defrost your freezer every week. Only defrost when you see that the ice is starting to build up. Defrosting and cleaning your freezer when needed will give the proper care and maintenance required to keep the appliance working in good order. Find out the top Tips for Freezer Care & Maintenance so that it's working whenever you need it:

Here are some Useful Tips:

Regularly clean out the drain pan. A full drain pan is the most common culprit of leaks, mold growth and odors. The drain pan is usually located underneath at the back of the appliance, and can be removed for easy cleaning.

Check the seals of the freezer door(s). If you are finding that the refrigerator is not staying cold, check that the seals along the doors are not broken. Make sure that the doors are being properly closed with each use.

Check the temperature. Is it too cold? If so, you may be finding that you are having to defrost the freezer more often than most.


Need Further Assistance?

To report any damage or need for repairs, please provide a full description of the maintenance issue when filling in your online Maintenance Report form.

Once you have submitted a report, an Arrive Homes representative will be in contact with you shortly.