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Punctured freezer I punctured the freezer, which also punctured the tubing causing freon to rapidly leak out. (I broke it). Now the unit does not get cold at all. Is this fixable or even worth fixing, or should I just purchase a new unit? Kellie E

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  • smarky87 Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same issue. It was a gift for my boss last year, so it's practically new. The tubing that is described in the original complaint is thick plastic not metal and I'm having trouble finding where the leak is. How do I find the leak and what is something suitable to wrap or patch it with? How much is it to have the freon filled?


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You should contact a local welding shop to fix the leak. The tubing is made from aluminum and can be hard to solder for someone who doesn't do it all the time. After that you need an appliance repairman to pit more freon in it. I guess the question old is your freezer? More than 6 years old? Anything older than that, you may just want to get a new one.

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