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Our fridge stopped cooling-the gas is leaking-any danger to us

Our fridge is working but not cooling at all- a mechanic said that the gas is leaking- is it any danger to us? - the new fridge is coming in 2-days. If we unplug the fridge -will the gas stop leaking? Leone.I have a chemical or turpentine type odor in my kitchen. Could it be coming from the refrigrator? Or is because I spilled some cleaning products the other day. I cleaned up the floor so the cleaning products should not still be there. What do you think?

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Hi there,

Better to remove the unit when your new unit has arrived, your repairman is right the gas coming from the fridge is very danger for your family to be inhaled even you unplug the unit,

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