Inside the refrigerator was not defrosting so I attempted to chip the ice off and I punctured a hole in the cooling coil, and loss the freon and have no cooling capability's. What would be the best possible solution to fixing this problem? My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .Thanks for your assitance in this matter.
If you punctured the evaporator plate, you will need to replace the entire plate, which means brazing a new one in, evacuating the unit, and replacing the refrigerant charge. If you can't defrost the coil, unplugging it with the door open, would work much better than chipping at it.
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You have released the refrigerant. A typical refrigerator only has few ounces and the hissing going away means you have none. You will needs a new evaporator coil instaled or have the hole braised shut then the refrigerant recharged. You will need to call a refrigeration teach to fix. Or replace unit. To prevent damage to the compressor and to minimize introduction of air and moisture into refrigeration circuit, turn off immediately. Call a repair man. A word of advice, don't use ice pick to chip away ice. Next time do what I do, get a dolly and take outside after I completely unload contents in big ice chest. I lean unit forward and let warm air defrost unit withholds open on front lawn. When defrosted I return unit to location plug back in and reload product.
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The drain is in the FREEZER. Frost and ice melts off the evaporator coil during the defrost cycle and collects in a tray directly under the coil. The tray is pitched to the drain tube that runs inside the fridge wall to a pan under the fridge - where the water is evaporated by the heat created by the compressor and the fan that cools the condenser coil.
To see these parts, unplug the fridge. You'll need to remove the inside rear wall of the freezer. That means the freezer needs to emptied, ice maker removed, etc. Chances are that the drain is clogged - most likely with ice. Manually defrost with a hair dryer and use a turkey baster filled with hot water to direct a stream into the drain tube. Resist using tools to chip ice - the components are made with soft metal and if punctured will allow freon gas to escape. You can suffer instant frostbite to exposed skin or blindness if it gets into your eyes. Once water is flowing, consider hanging a piece of copper or aluminum wire from the defrost heater down into the drain tube. Make sure the wire hangs down as far as the ice build up did (2 or 3 inches at most). This will help conduct the heat into the drain tube and prevent it from icing over in the future.
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Most likely your defrost water drain is plugged. You will have to pull the panels off the freezer, to expose the evaporator. the defrost water drains by gravity thru a hole in the pan under the evaporator. Clear it of debris and or ice, check for any accumulated ice. reassemble. Remember to turn off power before attempting repair and be careful not to bend or puncture any refrigeration tubing
It can be fixed, but not by your husband, and I say that assuming he is not EPA certified in refrigerant handling. This is definitely a major repair, one that should not be attempted by the average DIYer. What needs to be done, is to evacuate what refrigerant is still in the system, replacing the evaporator coil that your husband punctured as well as the gas dryer, putting the system in a vacuum to check for any leaks, dehydrating the system, and then adding the exact amount of refrigerant for your model. Now this is a very very basic procedure, ive left out many critical and necessary steps, but it is just an idea of the refrigerator repair that is required for your problem. I hate to say it, but you've just learned a very expensive lesson on how not to defrost your freezer.
The problem is the drain is clogged. Remove the back panel in your freezer and at the bottom of the evaporator coil you will see a hole about ½” in diameter this is the drain tube. You might need to use some warm water to melt the ice and then run a wire being very careful not to puncture the hose and run it down the tube to free up the drain. This tube travel down to the bottom of your refrigerator to a pan sometimes located on top of the compressor or somewhere else down there. It collects the water there to evaporate. You can enter your model # at www.appliancehelponline.com for a diagram or illustration of your refrigerator. Not all models are available.
You have a defrost system issue! DON'T chip any more ice!! EEEKKS! You are lucky you didn't puncture the freon line! There is no repairing a punctured freon line!! We will send the correct parts to you if you will please provide your model number for this unit. Once you replace this defrost system. you will not have any more icing up issues. You must, however, defrost the unit out before you replace the defrost system. You can do this by unplugging your unit for at least a whole day and by placing a fan in front of the opened up unit to allow it to thaw out PROPERLY. BTW: I love the Electrolux Icon appliances. I hope this resolves your problem and I hope to hear back from you soon. We answer our phones from 7 Am until 9:30 PM CST.
Take the back cover inside the freezer off and you can see the iced up coils. Use a hairdryer to melt the ice. Don't chip it off, you might puncture the coil.
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer
are icing up because of auto defrost failure
check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In
most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board.
If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.