I have a relatively new GE bottom freezer refrigerator. It has 2
basket drawers that have drawer slides similiar to like what you find
in a kitchen cabinet. Although these are not in the freezer, it looks
The problem is sometimes they get just enough frost on them to bind
them up and make it hard to pull out the drawer and hard to push in. I
have defrosted the freezer twice and at first it does fix the problem,
but then they frost up again. I don't think the fridge is defective. I
think this is more of a inherent design issue. I don't have any frost
in the freezer itself. Is there any lubricant I can use suitable for
this application that will not freeze up?
Call GE. There should not be any frost in a relatively new freezer. Not on
the food, drawers, or anywhere else, and certainly not sufficient to cause
moving parts to stick. I think you're looking for the wrong solution to the
That said, machinery exists in the Arctic that is adequately lubricated, so
such greases are bound to exist. Here, in South Texas, we cook tamales in
the freezing compartment, so I don't have any first-hand knowledge.
Sounds like either a design flaw or you have a leak that should be
covered under warranty. Carefully examine all areas above the issue
to determine the water source. A trouble light might help. Check for
rust inside the slides too. Call GE customer support--they should
have an 800 number.
Rubbing alcohol is 70% and will not absorb any water unless it is more
than 90% alcohol. STP coats the metal so the ice doesn't adhere to it.
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The rubbing alcohol I have says 91%, but it does not matter since it
I took apart the slide mechanism this morning and I let it sit out in
the sun to dry up. Now it works fine, so I'm going to try and coat it
with STP or similiar.
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