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I was pickeing away at the ice on frezer and i poked a hole in the plate for the frezer, i need to know if the fridge will still work or do i need to bye a new one

Poked a hole in the frezer, will fridge still work

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  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    You might be able to patch the hole with two part epoxy and then pull vacuum and recharge. If you have a buddy that has nothing to loose and has the tools. I fixed a unit for a friend couple years ago and still working good. It was a apartment size one he took it to use at work. It can be done.

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    steve May 11, 2010

    NO. Buy a new fridge.

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Yes , should still work as long as you didnt hole the coolant pipes. Use some putty or similar to block the hole.

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Usually due to CONDENSATION due to bad door seals or a plugged evaporator drain line? Can use a soft flexable tubing and very hot water to clean it out. Bad door seals usually need replacement, but u can use a blow dryer and something to pry it closer to the door wall while blowing hot air on to it. To create a seal, to test for bad door seals place a dollar bill in between the door and wall of fridge where it closes. Then slide out the dollar bill with door closed. It should offer some resistance and not be easy to pull out.
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