Question about Refrigerators
Yes the element can cause the melting but only if in the defrost cycle. this would pose a great problem if the temp coupler was defective allowing the cycle to not shut down. re apllying a patch will cover the hole but not solve the issue of why it was there in the first place. I understand that getting a new frig is out of the question right now, but you have to repair the fault in the defrost cycle. most likely you have a faulty temp sensor for your freezer . replacing this will not only solve the main issue but is quite inexpensive as well then you can patch the hole.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Let me see whats going on here and try to provide you the asistance you need. The hole your discribing on this model had a plastic plug on it originally? or did you notice any plug on it at first. This is wht they called the service hole in lamons term as there is no way it could have been melted in that fashion by any element. You would have to take a torch to it literly to make this type of hole your discribing so thus it makes me beleave it is a service hole to make sure the element is working so they do not have to play guesswork when fixing it later on. Also the deforst element would have to get so hot that it would have melted like you said this 1 inch hole and there is not way this could have happend as they do not get that darn hot unless there was a constant heat going on in the bottom of this refridge witch make me think it was plugged at first and it was smaller then that and then it got bigger over time and you did not notice it until now. This can be fixed "Yes" you can buy a plug to put over it from Home Depo you need to file down the edges tho so the plug will fit and if it happens again you are going to need to have the defrost element fixed, i would recommend a good cleaning under the unit as well. If this information help you out in any way please rate it this helps us help you and keeps this site alive! Use the Fixya rating if you think this solution help you in any way and Thank you for allowing me the chance to help you today and I am sorry for the experience you have look me up here I will love to help you again.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
it could be because of hard object accidentally push into it that why it has this hole. if its a fire hazard. NO. it can be fixed by patching the hole, or disassembling the compartment area. better call a repairman in doing this, you need someone to help you patching/fixing that hole.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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