Kit Guide: What to do if you think your fridge or freezer has a gas leak


The cooling coils in your fridge or freezer contain gas. It's unlikely that they'll leak, and most gases (depending on the age of your unit) are inert, but if you do think gas may be escaping, you should follow the steps below.

Do not:


  • Open the doors.
  • Operate electrical equipment or switches.
  • Smoke, or light any naked flames.



  • Open your kitchen's doors and windows to help ventilate the room.
  • Isolate the mains power circuit that the appliance is connected to, except if the switch is in the same room as the device.
  • Once power has been isolated from the circuit, unplug the unit from the supply.
  • Arrange for an engineer to visit and check if the appliance is leaking, and repair the unit.

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