Why can’t I use a knife when clearing ice in the refrigerator?

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Quite often in the process of defrosting refrigerators, owners of household appliances do not want to wait for the products to thaw themselves. In this case, they start to remove frozen meat or fish, vegetables, or berries from the freezer on their own and take a variety of sharp objects to help them. More often for these purposes, they use forks and knives, scissors and spokes, screwdrivers and skewers, and as a result, they pierce the freezer or the evaporator. In some cases, not wanting to defrost the entire chamber, the necessary food is removed by the user with a knife, damaging the integrity of the chamber.

 

Definitely, defrosting refrigerators should be done without using forks, knives, and other kitchen utensils. But if in a hurry trying to defrost the fridge compartment as quickly as possible and you have punctured the freezer, a small hole or a barely perceptible crack may form in it. Their size and depth will depend on the tool you used to get rid of ice quickly. In any case, you should not worry. After all, any situation can be corrected, and the breakage can be eliminated, knowing well what to do with a puncture. 

 

In the case when the puncture remained unnoticed, the evaporator channel can get melted water. Subsequently, during the operation of the refrigerator, the liquid freezes, while blocking the way of freon to the capillary tubes. If this happens, the refrigerator is unlikely to continue to operate and freeze properly. 

 

To solve this problem, you should unplug your refrigerator and remove all water from the freezer. To prevent water from seeping through the punctured hole during freezer cleaning, you can temporarily seal the hole with plasticine, chewing gum, or a special sealant. 

 

If you do not take such measures and precautions, the subsequent repair of household appliances will cost many times more. It is very important not to make a mistake with the masters who will be responsible for fixing punctures in the evaporator. We recommend that you contact only truly professional and trusted refrigerator repair specialists in Oceanside who have all the licenses necessary to provide quality and fast services.

 

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