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Offline weverette

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Whirlpool Refrigerator explodes
« on: January 01, 2019, 01:15:44 PM »


https://www.wkbw.com/news/national/florida-refrigerator-explosion

I want to know what they had in that refrigerator. No evidence of smoke or flame.

Offline tcarmen

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator explodes
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 01:28:33 PM »
Probably explosives. Or solvents of some sort.

A cop once told me that drug dealers wire explosives to the lightbulbs as a boobytrap.


Offline hesterappliance

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator explodes
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 07:06:56 PM »
 It looks staged.Top hinges not bent there is no signs of glass.No chrispers or covers.Door bent in the middle.The door would open out not fly straight forward.

Online olyteddy

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator explodes
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 08:16:15 PM »
Iso-Butane refrigerant?

Offline weverette

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator explodes
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 08:27:54 PM »
4 years old. And it would take more than a standard charge of r600a to do that.

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator explodes
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 06:18:39 PM »
Says 4 MONTHS old.

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator explodes
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 02:26:20 PM »
Meth lab

Offline dufuss

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator explodes
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 10:01:38 AM »
https://www.coolingpost.com/world-news/us-approves-hydrocarbon-fridges/

  Not hard to imagine a small evaporator leak and a spark causing this.  But what do i know? ;)