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Small freon leak, food safety

Small freon leak in the freezer, closed the leak, is it safe to put the food back?

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fixing freon leak. Evaporator is leaking freon. Replaced Evaporator on this video

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If it was a freon leak ,probably was also some oil that came out through the hole , clean it up real good and then you can put the food back inside.

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this freezer uses very little freon like 9 oz. or so. if it leaked out even 2 or 3 oz. it is enough to affect performance. that is why it is not freezer like it did brand new. the leaks are hard to find. a refrigerator guy would charge you like $40 (if you can find a guy) to about $120 just to put a couple of oz. back into the freezer. but more is involved.
even if he did put the freon back in if he doesnt find the leak it will leak out and eventually go back to like it is now.. you can pay that not knowing how long it will last or just buy a new one (Samsclub for $150 or so) and get a extended warranty for $14.99 (i did)

rule of thumb: if you paid alot ($800 to $2000) for a appliance then might as well fix it (get the extended warranty if it is reasonable) dont pay $300 for a warranty you probably will never use.

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