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Made a mistake

In my effort to chip off the thick block of ice which had formed over the evaporator in my Silver King SKBC65, I made a dumb mistake. I thought the proper tools would be my hammer and phillips screwdriver, in order that I could chip off big chunks of ice. I was hitting the screwdriver blindly, since a good portion of the evaporator was covered with the ice, and I accidentally punched a couple holes in the coil. Yes, I punched through the ice, through the sheet metal and right into the coil. Of course it sprung an immediate leak, and the unit could no longer cool. I did not actually shut down the machine for about four hours, as it took about that long for it to stop blowing cold air.

The two holes which were punched in the coil are no more than 3/16" in diameter. My question is, could these holes possibly be soldered instead of replacing the entire evaporator?

Thanks for any assistance. I'm not too happy as you can imagine.

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No they cant due to the evap. being made from Alumin.you can buy an epoxie to fix it since the pressure is low it will hold but then you will need to vaccum the unit down and recharge the freon. PS: Next time use a Hair Dryer and a plastic spatuchla

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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