Removing Dents From Fridge Doors: When we talk about essential household commodities, we often mention refrigerator or fridge to the list. We suffocate the fridge with almost every possible edible that we have in our kitchens. At first the fridge was only used as a gadget for storage but now it is more like a symbol of standard of living. People often put it in the same category as television or air conditioner. It is more likely to categorize it as a luxurious item than an essential one. Under such circumstances dents on the door of the refrigerator are unacceptable. If we consider the amount of use of a refrigerator and the area to which it is placed, having a few dents on the fridge is unavoidable.
Dents are slightly hollow in an even surface due to a blow or pressure. The size of the dents vary and so do the techniques to remove these dents. Removing dents from fridge doors can be as easy as a DIY and inexpensive, however it can also cost you a heavy amount and the scuffle of taking it to the repairing shop.
METHODS FOR REMOVING DENTS FROM FRIDGE DOORS (TRIED AND TESTED)
Push out the dent:
If the dent is fresh and shallow and you can reach it from the back side of the door then you can simply push out the dent from the back by applying some pressure. But this method only works if you are lucky enough.
Get a dust free plunger, flat-edged plungers suits best to this method. First you have to create a tight seal, to ensure that it uses isopropyl alcohol. Sprinkle a few drops of water and place the rubber edge of the plunger around the dent. Now push in hard enough to create a seal. Now is the main step, pull the plunger firmly towards yourself but keep in mind not to break the seal. Repeat the same until you hear the dent pop-out.
Dent repair kits:
If you think that using a plunger is too much work for you, using a dent repair kit for removing dents from the fridge doors can be a better option. These dent repair kits are more frequently used for treating car dents but they can also work on your refrigerator door. You can easily find some affordable and premium dent repair kits on the internet.
Spray canned air:
Take a spray can of canned air like the ones used to clean computers. Clean the dent and the area around it with dry or a little damp cloth and allow it to dry. Hold the can upturned and spray the chilled carbon dioxide over the dent. The dent may pop out as the chilled carbon dioxide will become warm. This method may not work at once, try this for 2-3 times more but after that try out a different method.
Blow dry or heat gun:
We were taught back in school when we didn’t used to pay much attention that metals have a tendency to expand when heated. This method is based on the same theory. Use a blow dryer or heat gun to heat the dent and the area around it. Don’t overdo as it may backfire. This may make the dent pop out. You can also try to push the dent when it’s warm but make sure to wear good gloves.
Use dry ice:
Clean the dent and the area around it. Wear gloves and apply some dry ice to the dent and the surrounding area. The dent may pop out as the dry ice becomes warm.
Use heat and dry ice simultaneously:
You can also try using the combination of heating and cooling. Heating or applying dry ice to the dent before using a plunger or a dent repairing kit can enhance the probability of fixing the dent.
All the methods above can be used for removing dent from the fridge doors. Although it all depends on the size of the dent. Some dents are so small that you can repair them just by using a simple but clean toilet plunger but some dents are so stubborn that only professionals can handle it. In any case you won’t want your sparkling stainless refrigerator to bear a dent. The moment you realize that these methods are not coming up with the desired result it’s time to switch to “call the professionals” method.
However in most of the cases if the dents are not too serious, one of the above methods is most likely to work. One thing to keep in mind is that whenever you are trying to fix a dent make sure your fridge is unplugged. If you know how to disassemble your fridge door, it will be better if you separate the door and then try fixing the dent. After all you don’t want to hurt yourself while fixing your beloved refrigerator.