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Our fridge is rusted underneath the water dispenser it is a kenmore purchased at Sears July 2003, the rust began 2 years ago, in a small spot of which was not too noticeable, now it's ridiculous and embarrassing, what can we do

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Sand down the rust, clean the area around it and apply a couple of coats of Appliance Paint of the same color, the more coats you apply, the better protection against rust you'll have. You can find that paint at any HomeDepot or most Hardware Stores. They have it in spray can and nail polish size to apply with a tiny brush.
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these guys sell covers for your fridge and ones to match your other appliances. They even have stainless steel. Hope this helps.

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