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I was defrosting my small Kenmore refrigerator today. I was utilizing a hammer and screwdriver to chip out the large ice chunk that formed around the inside and outside of the small metal box of the interior freezer. I punctured a coil in the bottom of the metal freezer box and visibly saw gas hiss out until empty in about 30 seconds. The refridgerator was unplugged and is an an open garage so the odorless gas dissapated without incident. I dont even utilize the freezer portion of the small refrigerator and the fridge is an outside fridge for beer / soda. Is it safe to plug the fridge back in and will the refridgerator portion operate?

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No, you will need to buy a new unit. That one is scrap metal. Sorry.

Posted on Dec 09, 2012

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SOURCE: HELP - I punctured the Evaporator coil - is it junk now?

you might as well not turn it back on because you let out the refrigerant and without it the only thing that will happen is the compressor wil get hot then shutdown. I would start looking for another refrigerator too and recycle that one that you have.

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SOURCE: The refridgerator has large amnts of water leaking from freezer

Looks like your defrost element is bad and needs replacement. Or if you can do a manual defrost and check if you are getting heat on the element. If there is heat, you can find a piece of copper wire and wind it around the element, leaving a trailing length of around two centimeters into the outlet drainpipe. By conduction this should keep the drainpipe clear.

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SOURCE: Ice forming in the bottom of the freezer

Unclogh the drain hole inside the freezer in the bottom of the bakc wall pouring hot water until the ice melted and keep pouring until goes through.Repet this every 3 or 4 months to keep it clear.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: i was defrosting my fridge and punctured the tube

might be possible, depending where exactly the puncture is, but if it was repaired it would need
regassing to the correct level, you would need a professional refrigeration engineer,

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My Sanyo refrigerator (model SR-4431S)

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Before you can refill the system, you need to have the leak fixed. They have to evacuate the system, weld shut the leak, vacuum the system for 30 min. and refill refrigerant to proper level. This is a job that by Federal Law has to be performed by an HVAC Certified Technician. Take the unit to an appliance repair shop for repair, this way you'll save on the service call.
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