How to fix a dent on a stainless steel fridge

Written by larry parr
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Whether you can remove the dent in your stainless steel refrigerator depends largely on the dent's size and severity. Large dents, with sharp, well-defined edges, can be very difficult to remove and may require expert help. Small dents, especially rounder ones, can often be repaired in just a few minutes.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Cloth
  • Can of compressed air
  • Hair dryer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wipe the dent with a damp cloth to clean it.

  2. 2

    Hold a can of compressed air (the kind used to clean computer keyboards) upside-down and spray the contents onto the dent. The propellant in the can should freeze the dent. Freeze the dent as thoroughly as possible.

  3. 3

    Heat the frozen dent immediately with a hand-held hair dryer. Hold the hot air directly on the frozen dent until the metal expands and "pop" back out.

  4. 4

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 one time if necessary. If the dent fails to pop out after the second attempt, it probably will require professional help.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not touch the frozen metal with your bare skin
  • Do not spray the contents of the compressed air can on bare skin

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