How to Repair a Ding on a Refrigerator


Refrigerators usually are found in a central location in the home: the kitchen. This makes them prone to dents, scratches and dings. A dent in a refrigerator can be unsightly and leave guests wondering if you bought your appliance at a thrift store. Dents also can lead to holes in the unit, allowing cold air to leak out. Fixing this dent means that you don't have to buy a brand new model. You can even fix it with common items found around the home.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair dryer
  • Leather gloves
  • Compressed air
  • Rag
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Plug a hair dryer into an electrical outlet near the refrigerator. Turn the hair dryer on to the highest setting available.

  • Hold the hair dryer's output tube as close to the dent as you can without making contact with the ding for about one minute.

  • Put on a pair of heavy gloves. Turn the compressed air upside down. Aim the nozzle of the compressed air at the dent.

  • Spray the ding and the area surrounding the ding with the compressed air for about 30 seconds.

  • Wait for the ding to pop out. Use a rag and an all-purpose cleaner to clean the area.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always wear gloves when dealing with compressed air. Compressed air can lead to frostbite on your hands.

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