50 Comments

  1. dt eh on May 12, 2021 at 12:56 am

    As I continue to point out, freestanding fridges are NOT meant to be built in, they NEED air spacing

  2. Bill Kendrick on May 12, 2021 at 12:57 am

    R-600 is supposed to be safe. Hope this is an isolated case. Like this unit was over charged by mistake. They Will be able to find out in the investigation

  3. Holy Mother Oil Gazpromovna on May 12, 2021 at 1:01 am

    In murica frige breaks you

  4. Eric Bassett on May 12, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Is it r600a?

  5. 7732528 on May 12, 2021 at 1:03 am

    There is not but about 2 oz of refrigerant in these newer boxes . Think there is more to his story !

  6. Joluvslilhorses on May 12, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Just had a friend have this happen to his whirlpool refrigerator

  7. Nes Vidal on May 12, 2021 at 1:05 am

    All refs and freezers using flameable refrigerants like r600, r600a, r290, r50, r270,etc which are now use in place of r12, r134a , etc,, in compliance with regulations outlined by the global warming myth are all candidate explosives in every home or hotel rooms in the event of leakage . Any internal gas leak accumulating inside will eventually explode due to:
    1. Thermostat switching on and off and the light bulb with a door switch produces sparks sufficient to ignite gas accumulated inside.
    2. A gas range near this ref can ignite the accumulated gas released when door opens.
    3. Any leak near the compressor can be ignited too in contact with the overload protector that uses a glowing heater sufficient for ignition.

  8. June summr on May 12, 2021 at 1:07 am

    the refrigerator had to many sauces and chocoleede

  9. Meli Baisagale on May 12, 2021 at 1:08 am

    R600

  10. Niko Pondexter on May 12, 2021 at 1:09 am

    This is fake where’s is the food

  11. Clarence Dember on May 12, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Self defrost can hang on defrost mode of the defrost timer. If the $20.00 defrost limiter switch does not take the overheating defrost heaters out of the power circuit you are expanding refrigerant in a closed metal container with electrical heaters. Thankfully no one was hurt.

  12. Gonzalo Antonio Escobar on May 12, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Slow day in the office huh?

  13. sazanlip on May 12, 2021 at 1:11 am

    R600a is an ecological and economical refrigerant, but it’s also a design challenge because of its flammability. And SOMETIMES we have to deal with poorly designed and made heat pumps, sometimes specially designed as a time bombs. Here’s one of the cases.

  14. Faith Prince on May 12, 2021 at 1:11 am

    If it is a smart fridge there’s your answer.

  15. Javier Vargas on May 12, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Do not buy a fridge that runs on R-600

  16. Daniel Dupree on May 12, 2021 at 1:11 am

    i keep nitroglycerin in my freezer

  17. C I on May 12, 2021 at 1:12 am

    if they sell crap like this they should not be allowed to sell any appliances anymore !

  18. Boricua on May 12, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Failed to describe Model Number, So What Model is it?

  19. ItzJesse on May 12, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Haha fridge go boom

  20. Naveen Praveen on May 12, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Ok. So I’ll never use a refrigerator now on wards bruh

  21. Cilian Metzmacher on May 12, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Killer queen already touched that fridge

  22. imbadwrench on May 12, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Don’t cook meth in your fridge.

  23. Leonard05 on May 12, 2021 at 1:22 am

    R600a Butane = Flammable gas. R290a is Propane = Flammable gas. These are the 2 refrigerants that are becoming more and more common now that 2020 brings in new bans on safe refrigerants.

  24. Rey Crusat on May 12, 2021 at 1:22 am

    I recommend to cupper tube of evaporator. Better chenge aluminum evaporator. Because aluminum tube very easy make a hole or melt especialy wen defrosting time the heater energize if the defrost thermostat failed to shot of the thats the time it will melt the aluminum if the evaporator is cupper it well not melt. And better if used cupper for evaporator used hard cupper..

  25. MN SHP on May 12, 2021 at 1:23 am

    yes lets phase out safe non flammable r134 refrigerant and instead use highly flammable propane , Greenpeace at work there, probably going to kill someone at some point

  26. Mike Jones on May 12, 2021 at 1:24 am

    It’s too bad they didn’t trouble to check and inform us what refrigerant was being used in this model. I have to assume it was one of the flammable HC ones such as R290 (propane) or R600a (Isobutane). Don’t know why else it would explode. I have seen both of the aforementioned refrigerants used in those little college dorm room units you can get at Walmart, but I just recently bought a large residential unit at the appliance dealer and all the big resi kitchen units I looked at there, including the one I bought, were still using R134a. Many had the new insulation, though, that had been blown with cyclopentane.

  27. peter Francis on May 12, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Why did 🇺🇸 gaverment decide that the world must not use CFCs in fridges. CFC is safe and not flameable.

  28. Faith Prince on May 12, 2021 at 1:27 am

    Was this a smart fridge??

  29. J. S. on May 12, 2021 at 1:28 am

    well when ya shove a fridge in that space where it cant breathe what do ya expect o.o

  30. Steve on May 12, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Propane is a great refrigerant

  31. fromflorida on May 12, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Fake

  32. mychoclabwinston on May 12, 2021 at 1:29 am

    20 year refrigeration tech, will get out of the trade if the shift is to LPG and CO2 for residential ac, and commercial equipment, luckily don’t work on resi fridges,

  33. myname is love on May 12, 2021 at 1:30 am

    That could have killed someone!

  34. Backyard Brook on May 12, 2021 at 1:30 am

    This is got to be a scam or something put on by LG or Samsung(Whirlpool competitor and patent thieves).
    Maybe the homeowners were keeping their meth lab in the refrigerator. That would be possibly explosive.
    I remember when somebody tried putting kerosene soaked rags in their gas dryer, when it caught fire they tried to blame whirlpool for their idiocy.
    Not surprising mainstream news would take on a story without confirming the cause and putting whirlpool American company name under scrutiny.

  35. 7732528 on May 12, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Would be interesting to see if the sealed system is still charged

  36. Mike Ashton on May 12, 2021 at 1:32 am

    It’s possible that the refrigerant that was used is too blame because it is a HC

  37. Alex Peter on May 12, 2021 at 1:32 am

    Two day before a refrigerator exploded in Chennai , and killed 3 sleeping family members. So I searched the news items in YouTube.

  38. LateralThinkerer on May 12, 2021 at 1:33 am

    When you use explosive gasses as the refrigerant in a closed volume mixed with air and a potential spark, you shouldn’t expect much else. Whirlpool fridges use R-600a refrigerant.

    R-600a is isobutane. Big surprise.

  39. scott barber on May 12, 2021 at 1:33 am

    Whirlpool is not to blame federal government is mandating all refrigerators switch to r600a by 2020.

  40. DogeBoi9398 on May 12, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Suicuide bomber fridge

  41. Tawny D. Gutierrez on May 12, 2021 at 1:38 am

    That was koolaid breaking out

  42. Normal Dog on May 12, 2021 at 1:40 am

    This is just unbelievable they need to go back to the old ones

  43. The Lenawee Trekker on May 12, 2021 at 1:42 am

    This was a pretty bad report. No looking into what refrigerant was in the unit, or what the reason was for the explosion. Stop going for the sensational story, and let’s get to the meat and potatoes of the event.

    Oh, and if it was an older refrigerator model with R134A, the home owner has some serious explaining to do.

  44. L Q on May 12, 2021 at 1:43 am

    These new Systems are Isobutane (R600) very volatile. Looks like Evaporator leak caused the fridge to explode, you can see the explosion was in freezer. This system circulates the air from freezer to fridge when doing this It also blows onto the ice maker, this particular ice maker sparks when rotating through harvest mode – you can see on the video 1:31 this is where ignition took place.

  45. Anonymous on May 12, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Whatever the idiot news channel is trying to show it is covered by their own text. IDIOTS.

  46. Kenneth on May 12, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Bring back R12!

  47. C H on May 12, 2021 at 1:48 am

    This is a fake story. Please tell me why you don’t see food and liquid remnants through out the kitchen?? Not buying it. Sorry.

  48. moplum on May 12, 2021 at 1:49 am

    I think this is BS. They had something in that fridge that blewup. I am retired refrigeration tech and never heard of this even being possible. Even an over charged system would lock-up the compressor, not blow up the entire unit. Edited to add P.S. I have a new Whirlpool refrigerator, I verified it has R134a in it. Non-flammable gas. But, I did read on line Whirlpool’s use of R600 (butane) in some refrigerators. I would recommend checking the door tag to see the type refrigerant in your unit. If R600 is in it, fine don’t panic. Just don’t inappropriately mess with it. If its not cooling right call a technitian.

  49. Mike Ashton on May 12, 2021 at 1:50 am

    HC refrigerants are flammable and can potentially explode

  50. HVAC1 on May 12, 2021 at 1:53 am

    Stop using that refrigerant

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