Why is there a rusty/corroded pipe along the top of my freezer?
We had guests staying in our house for the past week and they didn't close the freezer door properly. Upon arriving home, I noticed that the top freezer drawer was frozen shut and a ton of ice/snow was building up all over the freezer from being exposed to the air. The top drawer was about 50% full of ice/snow. Long story short, we've spent the past 24 hours with the fridge/freezer off waiting for all the ice and snow to melt so we could use it again. Now that almost all the ice and snow are gone, I've noticed a damaged-looking pipe along the top of the freezer. Did this happen because they left it open? Does it seem like an older issue? Should I be worried about the health of my freezer? See photo for details.
So it looks like its a BOSCH fridge/freezer combo. See the photo for full details (I live in Germany so I guess the info is in German, but looks like it's also in English). Today is actually the first day I've ever seen that pipe, meaning its been covered in ice buildup for the past 2 years LOL (I'm also guilty of leaving the door open for a few hours once which is probably why the ice built up?). But the ice-build up was never bad enough that the door wouldn't close. I think these guests of mine left it open for quite a while and I only noticed it several hours after getting back. It's entirely possible that the fridge door was open (just a tiny crack) for days. Its back on now and cooling down again, with all ice removed. Lets hope it stays that way!
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