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Freon leaked/exploded out of freezer causing major health hazard.

Bought the refrigerator from Sears in Dec 03, The refrig is used very little and is in a small cabin that we use rarely. Just last night---oh my gosh--- came home to a SUPER BAD gas like smell in side the freezer and sure enough it smelled like freon had exploded in the freezer leaving me to throw all the food away....take the refrig outside and the smell lingered for hours in the cabin....what the heck...It burned my eyes and still does today.... got very nauseous from the smell. No one at all hurt anything and it just like major leaked out or something>>> Has this happened to others??? I would totally warn someone about this major DANGER,,,,just think if we hadn't been home for a long time??? May have started a fire??? or worse freon leaking and burned the house down...would like to know what I can do? Had to throw refrig out...darn it.

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Sound like a compressor burn out and leaked when freon burns it creates what is called fozgeen gas (not spelled correctly) a very pungent order you should be ok the gas was used in world war 1 fyi.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

  • taa43 Jun 17, 2009

    Could have answered better I have never seen or herd of a domestic refrig doing that. but any thing can happen. what to do for the future make sure voltage is with in 10% of the data plate on the in side of the box improper voltage will make a compressor hot , keep your condenser clean dirty condenser equals hot compressor oil brakes down compressor seizes up motor windings in compressor burn out. after thinking about this i'm betting your cabin electrical hit by lightning or power co. transformer problems refrig got a voltage spike i've herd of this happening and lastly un plug when not in use for a long period.
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