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Repainting doors on whirlpool white refrigerator

Rust spots on freezer and refrigerator doors. What kind of paint should be used for sealing rust and repainting?

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Oowwwww!!! thats what we call in the refrig biz "refrig cancer" the door itself is actually rusting from the inside out. the older refrigs used fiberglass insulation inside the doors which has a tendency to hold moisture, and overthe years rusts through. the new door use blown-in poly styrene foam far less likey to hold moisture. That being said you could remove the door lightly sand and paint, can of krylon enamal aint should do it, at least for a little while anyway

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

  • Steve Mar 24, 2012

    Rust from the inside out can't be fixed.

    This is a common problem with whirlpool refrigerators. They are poorly finished.
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  • jeanne hennessey Oct 03, 2013

    i am having the same issue with a 6 year old Amana refrigerator, the bottom freezer door has dots of rust on the white textured front. sanding/repainting will probably look even more horrible. $300+ to replace the freezer door.

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