: email@example.com wrote:
:> Seemed like a good idea at the time, but not anymore since we poked in
:> hole in the the freezer and heard the sound of some gas escaping. The
:> fridge no longer cools.
:> Is this fixable?
:> Aaron Fude
I used to have to do that, and for two refrigerators. The first thing I
did when I bought my house was blow my last $1000 on a new refrigerator.
Haven't had to do that stuff since. I never ruined one, but I hacked
away at a lot of ice. When I started getting nervous (and as I got
wiser), I started using hot water to melt the glaciers. I'd heat big
pots of it and use a baster to soak the ice. Sopped up the big puddles
at the bottom with big sponges. On and on until the job was done.
Frost free is neat, but I'm not sure how good it is for the food.