When I was using my refrigerator, I noticed that it returned a little oil. What should I do?

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    What on earth are you saying happened? Where did this oil come from inside your refrigerator? Were you attempting to service it? Does the refrigerator cool normally? Jul 26, 2021 at 3:49
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    Olive oil? Screw the cap on tighter. Jul 26, 2021 at 4:12

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How do you "use" a refrigerator and get oil? That said, home refrigeration units are completely, hermetically sealed.

That said, is the refrigerator working normally?

  • If it is, and you see or feel oil on it, likely it dripped from somewhere else, or was deposited from oil evaporated and sprayed up during frying. You might clean it off gently with dish detergent and water, after unplugging the refrigerator.
  • If it's not working, you can't fix a refrigerant leak yourself. Get ti fixed by a professional, or replace it.

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