Turn the freezer off. Controls may be inside the refrigerator.
Remove all food from the freezer and store in an ice chest while you are defrosting.
Remove ice in the freezer compartment. This can be done by: a) letting the freezer door stand open until ice melts; b) putting a pan of hot water in the freezer compartment and closing the door, then checking for melting ice and reheating the water every 10 to 15 minutes; c) using a hair dryer by aiming warm air at ice in freezer until it melts.
Pick up ice and water as it melts with a dishcloth or sponge and deposit into sink.
Use a sponge or dishcloth and a bowl of warm water to thoroughly wipe out inside of freezer once the freezer is cleared of ice.
Turn the freezer back on, close the door and let run for 10 to 15 minutes before returning food to the freezer.
Put food back into freezer and close the door.