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Is there asbestos in every 3 way frigde

I was leaf blowing my verandah and blow out the back of my 3 way fridge and foam stuff came out, my husband asy it was asbestos can u tell me what year they stopped using it in back of 3 way fridges?

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  • carol ryan
    carol ryan Mar 22, 2014

    the fridge is a finch and is about 20 years old

  • Brad Brown Mar 23, 2014

    what model?

  • carol ryan
    carol ryan Mar 24, 2014

    Not sure, does that matter?

  • Brad Brown Mar 24, 2014

    Does not matter just makes it easier to see when it was made and by who

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Hello Carol;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

in answer to your question, Asbestos was never used in refrigerators. The best insulator is air with the lowest heat transfer coefficient. This is why your hot water tank has a double tube.

The foam coming out was not asbestos. It was just build up from years passed, Shell coatings or a leakage in your weep hole.

I serviced a 30 year old refrigerator. There was no asbestos.
I have torn liners out of units 20 years old for repair. There was no asbestos.

What manufacturers use as a liner is open cell sponge rubber. Please do not worry. You are fine.

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Asbestos is not used in any industry without notifications. There is no asbestos in the refrigerator

Posted on Mar 22, 2014

Testimonial: "yes maybe, but this is an old finch about 10 years old"

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If its freezing at the back that indicates refrigeration is good. it sounds like you have a thermostat control problem. Replace the thermostat.

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