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Punctured a hole in the freezer compartment

I was trying to get rid of all the ice at the top of my fridge in the freezer compartment and accidentally punctured a hole in it and a heap of gas came out. The gas has stopped coming out but I was wondering if the fridge section will still work. The freezer part was broken anyway as the door had broken off. I have a newborn baby and keep his bottles in the fridge so need to know asap if I will need to buy a new fridge

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That type of damage is usually fatal to the unit. It is difficult if not impossible to repair in most cases depending on the metal used to make the evaporator, and what kind if equipment the repairman has. You can't fix this yourself, consult a local repairman, explain what happened, and the model of the unit, and ask if repairable what it might cost. Or just buy a new one. And NEVER use sharp objects in an effort to remove frost buildup. Turn it off, put your stuff in a cooler, and use a heat source such as a bucket of hot water in the unit with the door closed

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