How to Get Dents Out of a Refrigerator

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How to Get Dents Out of a Refrigerator
Dents in a refrigerator take away from its looks. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

The cabinet of a refrigerator is typically made of aluminium, sheet metal or stainless steel. That's why it doesn't take much -- a delivery accident, a kick, an errant hit from a tool during a remodel -- for a refrigerator to get dented. While a dent doesn't normally affect the inner workings, it still takes away from the appliance's looks. You can easily remove the dent and make a refrigerator look brand new in just a few easy steps.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cloth
  • Dry ice
  • Gloves
  • Hair dryer

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  1. 1

    Wipe over the area to be repaired with a damp cloth to remove dirt and debris.

  2. 2

    Plug in a hair dryer in a nearby outlet so you can reach the refrigerator. Select a "Warm" setting on the dryer. Run the air of the appliance over the dented area in a circular motion. Heat the metal for a few minutes until it's just warm. Test the temperature of the metal with your hand.

  3. 3

    Put on a pair of gloves to protect your hands from frostbite before you handle dry ice. Firmly grab a piece of the ice. Rub it over the dented metal in a circular manner to cool it. Do this for a minute or two, then remove the ice. Wait for the dent to pop out.

  4. 4

    Repeat the procedure if the dent doesn't pop out of the refrigerator after the first try. It may take a few tries to remove a stubborn dent.

Tips and warnings

  • Take a chunk of dry ice off a block by using a hammer and a screwdriver.
  • Don't touch dry ice to any part of your skin.
  • Keep dry ice out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Use dry ice in a well-ventilated area.

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