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Defrosting Evaporator with Steam or Heat gun?


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#1 AlexM

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:01 PM

I've always used a blow dryer and steam unit to defrost a fridge.  My steamer failed the other day and I was tempted to grab my heat gun to finish the job.  I figure its a bad idea, but does anybody do it with success?



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#2 Patricio

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:26 PM

It will melt plastic before it melts ice.


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#3 DurhamAppliance

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

Sometimes when my Ferrari is in the shop, I'll drive my Yugo. And man does it suck. it's old and slow, hard to handle and if I don't pay attention, I'll crash and burn. Now what was the question?

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#4 tpoindexter

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:06 PM

yeah, you can, but, shit will happen if your not careful. If in a pinch I'd also drive the yugo, but the ferrari is sweeet!!


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#5 applianceman97

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:20 PM

I have used a heat gun for years. Worked fine for me. I actually just found out about using a steamer. Steam gun is way better. Faster!!!!

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#6 Cactus Bob

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:33 PM

I really did own a Yugo

 

it is like a heat gun

 

when you least expect it ....it will burn you


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#7 Ohm

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:36 AM

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This is my sidearm when going on a defrost job. It comes with a bunch of attachments for every occasion.



#8 AlexM

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

Ya'll make me laugh...very glad I asked!



#9 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

Here's the one I use.  It's more of a Chevy but it does a damn fine job.  

 

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