I have tried to remove ince from freezer using a knief. While doing that accidently broken the layer and lost gas. Could you please advise me is it safe to use the fridge and keep the food. Whether or not that would poison the food in the fridge.
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no and somewhere in the directions it will say do not use sharp objects to remove ice. call a service man but probally will cost high dollar to fix. best thing to do is get another one unless you are in love with this one.
Hi, Look into back of the freezer and tell me if there is a layer of frost
building up. If yes then the defrost heater and defrost thermostat
should be changed. You will also need to unplug and remove the rear
panel in freezer and use a hair dryer to speed things up. Let me know
what you find and I will send you the parts links to you.
I'm sorry to have to tell you that this sounds like a very expensive fault to fix!
Either your fridge/freezer has degassed (lost the refridgerant gas) through a small leak in the pipe system behind or inside the freezer compartment, OR the compressor (what you called the motor) has started to fail.
Either way, these are very expensive repair jobs. It's possible to replace the compressor within about an hour, but if your model is out of guarantee, there will be around a £50/60 Call-out charge and the compressor will cost between £75 and £150 depending on the model.
Alternatively, if the fridge/freezer has lost gas, the engineer would have to try to find the leak - this could be IMPOSSIBLE if the leak is within the pipework inside the back of the fridge or above/below the freezer compartment.
I'm sorry to say that it's looking like you may have to part with a lot of money - or say goodbye to the fridge/freezer you have!
there are two types of freezer, one is upright freezer (same as refrigerator on outside look but inside all the layers are same as the freezer of an ordinaryrefrigerator) the other one is the chest type freezer(basically it looks like a chest cabinet),now about the forming of ice at the bottom and back wall, well should be all side of the freezer should have ice on it,
Just one question to ask? Did you used any sharp object in removing ice(ex. knife, ice pick , etc,)
If you do then there are a possibility that you do some hole on the tubes where the Freon Gas (chemical refrigerant) are passing thru, then in that case you might have leakage. Well that means you really need to call a technician to do the job, because you'll gonna need to fix the hole and re-charge a freon gas.(having not enough refrigerant on the system, your refrigerator might not able to produce ice completly.
The other possible reason is that your motor compressor might be damaged(possible reason: Lost compression) it has something to do with pump compression inside the motor (only technician can solve this problem)
Your defrost drain line is frozen over.Remove everything from the fridge and turn it off for 24 hours with the doors standing open.
The drain line will thaw and you will return to normal operation.
You could also turn the fridge off, remove the freezer floor panel and back panel. Take a hair dryer and thaw out the drain hole. Takes about 2 hours.
You decide which procedure to use.
The refrigerant used since ~ 10 years is no more dangerous than the one previously used and it is even doubtful that the newer stuff is any better for the ozone layer.
The original coolant could be inhaled without injury as long as one didnt suffocate from a lack of oxygen.
The repair may not be cheap since it will entail the removal and replacement of the damaged coil.
This will require some specialized welding to install.
Using a normal table-top or floor-standing fan to circulate ambient air through the refrigerator with the door(s) open is a safe and fast method for defrosting units that do not automatically defrost.
Just make sure you have some absorbant material in the bottom to avoid water running out of the unit.
Poking the coils with sharp objects can result in the problem you now have or fracture hidden joints that will allow the gas to escape.
At both ends and actually inside the ends of the handle, are small metal brackets that are attached to the door face by a single screw. You access the screws by pulling the plastic plugs, using a very small and thin flat bladed screw driver. My handle was loose but hadn't come off on it's own. But I couldn't get the handle to fully tighten. My fix was to wrap each end bracket with a couple layers of electrical tape (not covering the screw hole) and reattached the handle. It is now very tight, as it should be.