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When I was defrosting our mini fridge I punctured a small hole in the ice tray and there was a small leak! Is there any way to fix on my own or do I have to take it to a repair man! Nay ideas as to cost?

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  • Thearhea Sep 25, 2008

    Same problem, when we were cleaning the freezer of our mini fridge, the tray sprayed something for a few seconds. We think we broke a freon line. Is there any way to fix that? What do I do? How can I add more freon?

  • Lindsey Black Jan 02, 2009

    same thing happened to me

  • kmd15 Dec 11, 2009

    I WAS CLEANING THE FREEZER OF MY MINI FRIDGE AND I PUNCTURED A HOLE WHILE TRYING TO TAKE OUT ALL THE DEFROST INSIDE OF IT HOW DO I FIX IT

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Nope the evap line is aluminum and can't be soldered onto the suction line sorry

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