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I punctured the freezer with a knife moving ice I put silicone on the small hole will the freezer work

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As long as you did not cut a wire or refrigerant line it will be fine.

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Ice built up in my small kenmore fridges freezer and i was chippin it and made a hole and cold stuff came out will my fridge still work


You most likely punctured one of your tubes, letting the freon escape. If that is the case, the system must be repaired and recharged for it to operate and cool. Running your compressor without refrigerant will cause damage. Pull the plug, move the food, and have a repair person look at it. All hope is not lost; the tube may be repairable and the system recharged. It would pay to have the repairs estimated. Small fridges will be close in cost to repair or replace.
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That happened to us on our freezer side by side. Pull out whatever is in the bottom of your freezer, a shelf or a basket. Look on the floor of the freezer toward the back. You should see a small dime or nickle sized hole that may be covered in ice. It should have a cover on it with small holes. Check that nothing is blocking that hole. Something has probably fallen on top of it and has blocked its ability to drain thru the hole into the drain pan under the fridge when the defrost cycle comes on and the melted ice can't drain down properly. We used a hair dryer on low to carefully melt the ice that had formed on the bottom to find the drain. Sure enough a small piece of plastic wrap was blocking it. We removed the plastic and continued with the hair dryer til we could pour water in the hole and it flowed freely to the drain pan and didn't continue to back up into the freezer floor.. Be very careful with the hair dryer, put it on lowest setting and keep it moving back and forth, don't hold in one place, or it could melt or warp the plastic sides of the fridge. When the hair dryer is on low, put your hand about a foot in front of it and it should feel warm not hot. Move your hand forward til you feel the air is just warm, this is the distance you want to keep it from the ice you are melting. As the ice melts use a small towel to mop up the melted ice as you go. Good luck

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REPAIR or REPLACE?


OMG ROFL!!!

Well... here's an idea.

Drill a 1/2 inch hole where you punctured the wall of the freezer, make sure you don't hit the coils. Then goto lowes/home depot and get that expansion foam that is used to insulate windows and holes in houses. Grab a razor blade and scalp off the excess after it's dried. Now cover the foam on the inside of the freezer with 2 part epoxy or "shoe goo" or e6000 (these are the toughest glues I have ever used) which is available at a hobby shop. Make sure you do a test with the foam and the glue on cardboard first to make sure the glue won't eat at the foam.

Are you sure you punctured the coil? If you did you can goto an auto part place and ask for a compression fitting (most commonly used to repair brake lines on cars) for what ever tube size the coil is, use a fine ruler is the best. Then you can repair the coil by using a pipe cutter to cut the coil and put it back together with the compression fitting. Now call the appliance service guys and have them come out and recharge the system.

Fixed, total cost... about $50 bucks

Other solution, replace entire fridge, total cost $$$$$

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