RF260BEAEBC/AA Two Issues - ice under lower freezer drawer and vacuum sealed freezer door

JoeG

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We are having ice build-up under the lower freezer drawer such that eventually the door won't close. Saw in another thread that most likely the problem is drain hidden behind the panel at the back of the freezer? Clear with hot water was the suggested fix. Sound about right?

Second issue is we get a vacuum seal on the freezer door that only relaxes after about 10 minutes of being closed. When we lift up the freezer handle, only one of the little tabs comes out to break the seal (I guess the other one broke off). How difficult is it to fix.

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Joe
 

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Here's the tab that is working. When you lift the freezer door handle this is pushed into the seal.
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On the other end of the door, the tab no longer comes out of the hole.
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And here's where I am stuck. The panel on top of the door to access the springs is all one piece. How do I remove it without breaking it? Thanks.

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The only one I've seen had a cap door above each slider. Can't you access it from the front?
 

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Doesn't look like it. If I lift where the handle attaches, I can see the spring, I can touch it with a long screwdriver (it is out of position or broken) but there is no way to replace it. Looking around the web, it looks like a replacement part isn't made for the cap piece.
 

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Can you take a few pics of the front of the door at the handle studs and post them here?

Never mind. Your yellow lines blocked the picture. The top of the door pops off
 

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I just don't see how to do it without it breaking. Any pro tips on trying to remove it?

Do you think there are any clips/tabs holding it in place?

thanks
 

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This is the parts diagram for RF260BEAEBC/AA-02:
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This is the parts diagram for RF260BEAEBC/AA-01:
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after much effort, I got the panel (partially) removed and could see the problem. It looks like a replacement part isn't available :(

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JB weld will work and so will a good super glue. The secret is give it time to cure before using it.
 
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