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Poked hole in icebox

How do I fix this. It is a small hole in the top side of the freezer section of my mini firdge. A spray came out but the fridge is unplugged.

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  • kimw523 Jun 17, 2009

    What about bipassing the freezer. I do not use it anyway can it easily be bypassed or is it essential for the cooling of the fridge?

  • kimw523 Jun 17, 2009

    Thank you

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Your small refrigerator can be repaired but depends who you ask to repair it. Because the evaporator is very thin aluminum wall thickness the sharp objects are very easy to penetrate. Kim, I'm not sure if you want me to tell you the good news or the bad news.Ok, it can be fixed for about the same price as a new one depending on who repairs it. That person must know refrigeration well and patch the opening with a 12 hour epoxy, cut discharge line next to compressor and install a filter dryer then apply an absolute vacuum for a few hours. Then the amount of freon that would fill a Bic Lighter be put back inside the sealed lines. Hope this answers your question and you are not the first or last person that will do this, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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    Sorry, but is it essential for the cooling of the fridge..Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Jun 17, 2009

    You are welcome and I hope you have a better day, Sea Breeze

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What you did sounds like you bursted a freon line which means it's problem not worth fixing 4 that model.sorry.

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Unfortunately you cannot just plug a hole in what I assume is the pipes carrying the cooling liquid around the unit .

If you got a spray out of it you have lost the gas and the cost of removing the pipework plus the re-gas will probably be as much as a new unit

Old saying "never poke a refrigerator matrix with anything sharper than your elbow" , sorry !

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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