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Where the coils inside are soldered together, we are seeing cracking or peeling. Should we be worried?

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These are painted with a silver paint that falls off over time, this is normal and not harmful. It will work just fine and be okay. The next time you shut it off to defrost it, you can clean the peeling paint off.


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The outer plastic coating around frigidaire freezer thermostat has scratched off slightly is it dangerous to continue using freezer

That's just a beauty factor (mostly)...
Almost immediately peeled off of my kitchen-aid...
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I was told if water IS NOT FROSTING up on it... It will be fine.
If water IS frosting... OUTSIDE THE REFRIGERATOR....
the dripping can create lots of issues.

Place clean sheet of typing paper... just like checking those valves under the sink. Wait a few days.. check THAT paper.

No drops = everything is great.

Drops means you need to put some decent insulating
around the tubing to keep MOIST AIR from direct contact..

ELSE ... don't worry about inside refrigerator frost. Designed to handle & drain away water .

(my opinion... NO problem (I'm pretty vigilant about my wife's intake ... keeping toxins to a low roar (she's a keeper)))...

The brazing and tubing materials have not been TOXIC since lead piping days (decades ... wrong... generations ago)...

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To replace your seal you'll have to remove the screws around the perimeter of the door's inner panel. Once all the screws are off separate the inner panel from the old seal and peel the seal away. It should peel away easily- if not use a Putty Knife to remove it.

Now take your new seal and "soften" it up a little by placing it in hot water for 10 minutes or so. It'll make it easier to place back in the correct position around the door since the seal was probably all twisted up and sharply folded doing shipping/storage.

Now simply lay it back in the same position the old seal was making sure there are no folds, creases or cuts in the seal. It must lay flat or it will leak all over again. Note: there is a sealant that you may want to get that's specially made for these seals to guaranty the seal gaps are filled and the seal stays in place. I use "Kitchen and Tub" Caulk when I don't have any refrigerator caulk available.

Now reassemble the door inner panel, your new seal, and the outer door all together with the screws you previously removed and you're all done.

If you need more info an excellent source is "Appliance Parts Pro".

Click on your Seal (item #1) and see the comments below that other customers asked.

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How do you know your Bosch Fridge Freezer needs defrosting?

Most home refrigerators share the same cooling coil for both compartments so in order to defrost the freezer that coil has to be disabled by pulling the plug. You havent mentioned the brand of refrigerator that you own but i am guessing that you have an automatic defrost. Can you hear a fan running inside the freezer compartment when the door is closed and the compressor in the back is running? If so your freezer will automatically defrost. The ice you probably see collects on the shelving or inside walls. Generally you can take the plastic handle of a screwdriver and gently tap the ice to get it to crack and fall off. Take care not to hit cold plastic parts or panels, they may crack or break. Otherwise I would get the model of the refrigerator and go to the manufacturers web site and post your question to get a positive answer. Good luck!

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Side of freezer seems warm


Don't worry about the line, it is supposed to be the way it is. If you are talking about the condenser coil, located on the back bottom part of the unit, with a small fan in front of it, yes, it is supposed to be hot.

The condenser job is to disipate the heat absorbed by the evaporator (the coil inside the freezer). Make sure the condenser is clean and condenser fan is working, also, make sure there is air circulating thru the back of the unit to help cooling the condenser.

The noises you hear, are probably the defrost coil melting the ice on the evaporator, this function is on a timer and happens 3 or 4 times a day.

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There is a drain the back of the freezer that is frozen. Your trickle of water comes from the ice that melts off of the refrigeration coils during the defrost cycle. You need to turn off the freezer, then remove the rear cover from the back wall to expose the coils. With a hair dryer, melt all of the ice. You will find a drain under the coils. Melts all of the ice in this drain so water can get out of the freezer. When this drain is clear, you can put everything back together, and your freezer should work normally.

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If the unit is still working, and the power light is flickering, don't worry about it. I've seen this very often where the small, rectangular power light flickers and there is absolutely nothing wrong with the unit. It's just the light going bad. It will probably, eventually go out all together. Again, as long as it's working and keeping temp. don't worry.

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Coil is broken. can it be soldered together?

Good day,
As a rule copper/steel yes. Aluminum no. However, if aluminum, wait a while, some guy may be weaving magic out there as I post this.
Small holes can be epoxied, but your describing a complete break.
2 brass unions and a new section of pipe might be made to work, but the ferrules in the union are copper, and copper and aluminum don't like each other, eventually leading to failure.

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Kolpak - Polarpak - door left open all night, might be broken

check to see if the evaporator coil is frozen up, if so you can defrost with hot sure to turn power off and not spray directly into fans.

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