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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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