Hi there, I have a 1973(maybe74) 13íBoler that I have a fridge
Two months ago while working on hanging a fire extinguisher mount inside the cabinet to the left of the fridge
I drilled through the sheet metal side wall (left side) of the fridge
. First hole went in no issues. Second hole went through and gas hissing occurred. I looked inside the fridge and the plastic on the left side had bulged. Thinking that I had hit a cooling line (I had previously looked up to see if there were any prior to drilling in the side of the fridge and didnít think there were any cooling lines in the sides of these old ones based on what I found) I thought the fridge was toast so this weekend I pulled it out as I had found an old similar tedco from a slightly newer boler
for cheap to replace it. Before putting the new/old one back in I thought Iíd try and plug it in (my storage spot for the trailer does not have power and is out of town). To my surprise I had frost on the inside freezer rack developing within an hour or so. Left it plugged in overnight and for the next day and a half and it seems to be working well with no change to prior to the hole incident. Does anyone know what I could have hit and how itís still going if I did hit a cooling line? I was thinking maybe itís the thermostat line? Or some kind of sealed insulation? Just doesnít make sense to me that itís working this well.
My conundrum is that the new/old tedco is about 1Ē deeper than the dometic so it will stick out from my counter a bit more, so if the dometic is still ok I would prefer to just use that. But there is the risk that it maybe dies soon and I have to replace it which is a pain.
Any insight as to what I hit and whatís happening is greatly appreciated!