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Sylvania Fridge Problem

Small puncture in the freezer compartment, makes a hissing noise, some type of air escaping? Hissing stops when freezer unit shut off.
How bad is this damage?

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  • Thunderhowl Mar 04, 2008

    Sylvania Compact Top Freezer Refrigerator
    Model SE80102-3
    SE80102-1
    There is a definate air/gas leak coming from the small puncture. Can this be patched or plugged?

  • jebu Jun 16, 2008

    unfortunately a small hole was created in freezer and gas came out.Now exactly what should i do..

  • baldd86 Jul 04, 2008

    i have the sameproblem

  • reddting Nov 13, 2008

    there is gas leaking from the freezer...can this be patched or plugged? Is the gas poisonous to food?

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This may be the refrigerator itself making that hissing noise, which is not uncommon.
Please provide the make and model number for the unit.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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