My husband was putting a lock on the refrigerator door,when he put the screw in a bunch of air escaped from the side of the freezer.The door opens on the left so the puncture is on the right,we are not sure exactly what he punctured.Its a Magic Chef refrigerator with the freezer on top. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.We have 2 Autistic children and need to keep it locked.Thanks for your time and help if you can.
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Many times the handle is slid on from one side or the other onto the screws. Try sliding the handle off by gently putting a screwdriver or putty knofe under the handle on the side that is still attached and pushing the handle sideways. This should remove the handle so you can remove the mounting screw and get it back on the door. then you can slide the door handle back on after getting the screw attached on the door again.
I've just had to do this - a real pain, and you would think that Bosch would include it in the instructions or somewhere on their website!
You have to put the fridge/freezer on its back (putting a cushion or something like that at the top to make sure the back doesn't get damanged). Starting at the bottom, unscrew the three bolts holding the bottom door in place, then the middle hinge between the fridge and freezer, and then the screws at the top holding the fridge door in place. Then reverse everything round (you may have to make holes where there are dimples on the top of the freezer door/bottom of the fridge door). Good luck!
Occasional defrosting is needed on these units. 2 weeks isn't that bad considering the environment that it is in (your boat). Every time that you open the door, moist air enters the fridge, and the moisture eventually collects on the freezer plate, and freezes. Putting foods into the freezer that are uncovered also contribute to this a great deal, as do putting in warm / hot foods before giving chance to cool down.
These freezers do not have automatic defrosters. The target environment typically has limited power available. Automatic defrosters would easily double the power requirements.
You can also check the door seals on your fridge as well. If they are not sealing properly, they can also let in humid air which then causes moisture to collect on freezer plate.
Check that all seals are completely sealed, especially the freezer door. If the freezer door leaks, the bottom of fridge will constantly be cold. Also, check the flap in the inside back. It controls the air between freezer and fridge. It may be putting more air flow to fridge rather than freezer. The cold air will sink low and keep the drawer are colder.
you do have a switch at the top door hinge . make the phillip screw are tight at the top of the door . if they are loose the door will not align in order make contact with that switch. or you may have a faulty light switch
I have the exact same problem - very annoying. The only thing I found to work was to purchase one of those child safety locks. I bought the Kidco Appliance Fridge Lock S330 because it was the only one I could find that automatically relocks after you shut the door. Buy two (or more) at a time because the arm will eventually wear out and break (after several months depending on how often you use it). You can check out the product's details on eBay - that's where I purchased mine. Hope that helps.