Fridge/freezer problem

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Found 13th Dec 2009
I turned my fridge freezer off on thursday so we could move house on the friday but since we've been in the new house the fridge or the freezer won't work, the part in the back at the bottom ,the compressor?, is really hot.

anyone any idea as to what it could be?

We transported it upright when we moved it so shouldn't have disturbed the liquids.
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its goosed it has a gas leak
hang on have you tapped the comp with a hammer whilst its on it may be a stuck rotor
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raptorcigs;7207790

its goosed it has a gas leakhang on have you tapped the comp with a … its goosed it has a gas leakhang on have you tapped the comp with a hammer whilst its on it may be a stuck rotor



i'll give that a go now, cheers
if it dossent work after that its house insurance time bud
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raptorcigs;7207865

if it dossent work after that its house insurance time bud




do you think i could claim for that on the house insurance? I never thought of that:thumbsup:
Try lifting it up and walking around with it as if was being moved around. Make sure you leave it standing afterwards for 2 hours before plugging it back in.
it could be that you've caused a coolant leak. but it could also be that you simply didn't allow it time to settle. you should really put in place and leave it unplugged at least overnight preferably for a day to allow the coolant systems time to settle. then turn it back on and try it.
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The Therapist;7208128

Try lifting it up and walking around with it as if was being moved … Try lifting it up and walking around with it as if was being moved around. Make sure you leave it standing afterwards for 2 hours before plugging it back in.



Lifting it up and walking around with it?:? It is pretty heavy!

wolf359;7208157

it could be that you've caused a coolant leak. but it could also be that … it could be that you've caused a coolant leak. but it could also be that you simply didn't allow it time to settle. you should really put in place and leave it unplugged at least overnight preferably for a day to allow the coolant systems time to settle. then turn it back on and try it.



ah right, that could be it, we put it in place and plugged it straight in :oops:, so possibly if i turn it off overnight now and try it, it might still work?
Turn it upside down leave it for 3 hours turn it back upright it should work so my dad says lol :-D
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waterloo;7208247

Turn it upside down leave it for 3 hours turn it back upright it should … Turn it upside down leave it for 3 hours turn it back upright it should work so my dad says lol :-D



seriously?:? sounds like i could make it worse doing that!
waterloo;7208247

Turn it upside down leave it for 3 hours turn it back upright it should … Turn it upside down leave it for 3 hours turn it back upright it should work so my dad says lol :-D



Shouldnt actually do too much harm :thumbsup: - my ex managed to get our old one down the stairs from our old flat with his mate and it somehow managed to end up upside down as they came downstairs- we still havent figured out how they did it:? - and it lasted years in the new house :-D.
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still not working:x
What type of fridge/freezer is it? I had an American style one whereby the fan near the compressor for the cooling coils seized. This also made the the compressor hot including the sides of the unit. A new fan from a ...'new fan shop' did the trick & only cost me a tenner.
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The Therapist;7213587

What type of fridge/freezer is it? I had an American style one whereby … What type of fridge/freezer is it? I had an American style one whereby the fan near the compressor for the cooling coils seized. This also made the the compressor hot including the sides of the unit. A new fan from a ...'new fan shop' did the trick & only cost me a tenner.



It's a zanussi, i've obviously disturbed something moving it :-(
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