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ForEric M Bright only Freezer sec melted

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ForEric M Bright only: Freezer area melted from Defrost heater assembly. Is there a way that I can seal that area? Don't really want to buy a new fridge for this sily mistake we made. We changed the defrost heater and didn't know to attach it to the coling element. Instead we left it suspended at the bottom 
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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Can you please help me with this, Eric?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 5 years ago.

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You can use a good quality silicone caulking to seal the burnt area.

You need to scuff up the area around the burn with some 400 grit sand paper to ensure that the silicone gets a good grip on the plastic.

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks. Can I get the cualk from Home Depot? If so, then can it be bathroom & kitchen caulk?
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 5 years ago.

Sorry for the delay replying. For some reason your question did not show as having a reply from you.

The bath and tub caulking isnt the right kind. You need a good quality silicone sealant.

GE makes a good one that is used to seal drain gutters. Just ask the sales associate at Home Depot for it. It is a silvery grey looking sealant. Probably in the roofing department.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks

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