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
- 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.
- Photo Credit contents of fridge image by Christopher Hall from Fotolia.com
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