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I have poked a hole in my freezer unit while defrosting and the gas escaped. Can the hole be repaired and the gas replaced?

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Yes it can, but you are going to need special equipment. Such as a vacuum pump to remove the air, Touch to repair the hole or replace the evaporator that you poked the hole in. Along with a set of gauges and refrigerant.
This is not a job for the average DIY'er and even as a pro I only repair sealed systems (leaks, compressor, etc..) if they are under warranty because it's a time consuming and costly job other wise.
If the refrigerator has any age on it then you may want to start shopping around for a new one.

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