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Hole in freezer

Unfortunately a hole was created in the freezer and there was gas leakage and also i have closed the hole.Now what should i do. waiting for your reply...

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Hi there!

Unfortunately the refrigerant gas has escaped, so will no longer function.

This appliance in now unrepairable, and should be replaced.

Check your home insurance, as you may be able to claim accidental breakage or loss of food due to refrigeration failure.

Sorry I cannot suggest a quick-fix for you.

If this information resolves the issue, Please take a moment to rate as Fixya. I know it's not repairable, but you needed to clarify that.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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Short answer: Because it's cold. It's what freezers do.

The long answer requires you to describe a bit more about what you've got and what is happening. What model freezer do you have? Is it a frost-free, or manual defrost? How old is it? Does it have a built-in icemaker?

Possibilities:
1) Your freezer is leaking some water from the ice maker or possibly the through-the-door water connections.
2) Your door gasket is no longer sealing, and humid air is getting in to the freezer, where the water condenses out and falls to the bottom of the freezer, creating ice. Make sure the door closes completely, that nothing stops it from closing, and that the gasket is tight; put a crisp dollar bill between the unit and the door gasket, and see if you can easily slide it around. If so, you need a new gasket.
3) Or, you may have a frost-free model and the hole where the water from the defrost cycle is supposed to drain is clogged. Pull things out of the bottom of the freezer, melt the ice, and see if there's a small hole. If so, make sure it's clear and clean; use a small brush, not anything sharp or abrasive.

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Ice is forming on bottom and back wall of freezer can any one help with this


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Just one question to ask? Did you used any sharp object in removing ice(ex. knife, ice pick , etc,)

If you do then there are a possibility that you do some hole on the tubes where the Freon Gas (chemical refrigerant) are passing thru, then in that case you might have leakage. Well that means you really need to call a technician to do the job, because you'll gonna need to fix the hole and re-charge a freon gas.(having not enough refrigerant on the system, your refrigerator might not able to produce ice completly.

The other possible reason is that your motor compressor might be damaged(possible reason: Lost compression) it has something to do with pump compression inside the motor (only technician can solve this problem)



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Based on what you described and my past experience, I think (unfortunately) you might have a gas leak. Not sure how bad the sound or leak is, but you'll definitely know it's a leak if or when you 1) Smell some kind of oil. This is the oil that lubricates the cooling system or 2) You see an oily liquid around the chipped area or just below it. Again, this would be an obvious sign of leakage.

If determined that you do have a leak, I would say you could try to fix it yourself by using some special applications glue (e.g., Plumber's Goop, Epoxy (water proof type). These kinds of glues can handle the moisture and pressure most of the time. However, some good preparation will be required. You will have to empty all the food out of the freezer and refrigerator and then power down and completely dry the cracked area. Once dry, you may want to take a piece of fine grit (150-200 grade) sand paper and do a light scuff/sand on the cracked area to ensure that the glue will have a good surface to bond to. Finally, make sure the glue is cured and completely dried before turning the refrigerator back on. Dry time can vary depending on the type of glue and air environment, but I would just wait a whole day or more before testing just to be safe.

Good luck!

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your freezer cabinet need to get all out and open the back wall
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clean and if you pure water they go all the way
through the pip to the drain pan next to the compressor.
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