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Hole in the bottom of freezer

I have made a small hole (about 8mm long in the bottom of my freezer and the gas came out of it. will it work if i find a way to seal the hole and do you have any suggestions of how to seal it. thanks

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Re: hole in the bottom of freezer

Short answer no. The only way to repair it would be to strip back to the pipe cut the broken section out and replace it. If the broken section is aluminium this is even harder to correct. The system would then need to be vacd and recharged. Bearing in mind the evaporator which you punctured is on the low side you have probably got oil contamination which could mean the compressor could fail in a relatively short space of time. All of which means you are probably looking at a new unit. You can get this confirmed by explaining the leak to a local fridge guy. In my opinion it would cost more to repair than to replace. Hope this is of some help. PS this happens a LOT and is normally a fatal wound.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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