My broken fridge....

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Found 10th May 2009
Anyone know anything about fridges???

The problem is, it is warm inside, (Not getting cold), it is making all the noises as if it is working, but it is just not getting cold!!!!!!!

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Is It Continuousley Running Or Dose It Run For A Very Short Time Then Stop?

is it a fridge freezer? If so, you may need to defrost the freezer. Most fridge freezers now days, although advertised as being frost free, often get a build up of ice behind the back panel in the freezer. If this has happened, the cool air cannot get up to the fridge compartment

Have you accidentally knocked the temperature dial inside (if yurs has got one) onto 0?

LJM;5175712

Have you accidentally knocked the temperature dial inside (if yurs has … Have you accidentally knocked the temperature dial inside (if yurs has got one) onto 0?



Especially if you have kids - my darlings are always turning down the gage which is why I now have a thermometer in there!!!!

Original Poster

It is just a fridge....

It seems to run continously...

Its not the temperature dial either.....

Gas Leak Its Has Died
Rip Fridge
I HAVE EXPERIANCE FIXING THEM

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raptorcigs;5175767

Gas Leak Its Has DiedRip Fridge



can that not be fixed then, if it can, how much would i be looking to pay???

Would guess the thermostat has gone or gas pressure leak. Have a look at the back there will be a round gas unit does it have a pipe with a tap? If it does it may be worth getting somebody out to look at it as they can check thermostat or if it is the gas, seal the leak and top up the gas. If its a sealed gas unit (small pipe off it, braised shut) it's probably going to be most economical just to buy a new one.

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poolielad;5175809

can that not be fixed then, if it can, how much would i be looking to … can that not be fixed then, if it can, how much would i be looking to pay???


ITS ABOUT £120 TO £210 DEPENDING ON THE FIRM BUT IT CANNOT ALWAYS BE DONE IT DEPENDS WHERE THE LEEK IS AND IF IT CAN BE PLUGGED

are you sure its not an oven?

Mclovin;5175919

are you sure its not an oven?


:whistling:

Mclovin;5175919

are you sure its not an oven?


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very likely the thermostat.type in the fridge make/model and thermostat on google and find out price for a replacement.would guess somewhere between £10 and £20.can be fitted quite often by yourself


try espares.co.uk

Original Poster

How would i be able to tell if it is the thermostat before i actually start spending money????

Problem: Refrigerator runs constantly but doesn't get cold.
Solution: Check the thermostat dial and make sure it's not on the warmest setting. The condenser coils may be clogged. Remove the bottom front or rear panel and vacuum under the refrigerator. Try to reach as far as possible with the extension wand to clean the coils. If neither of these solved the problem, here are a few others to check.

* Condenser fan is blocked -- Remove the rear panel and remove whatever is blocking the fan. Clean any other debris while it's open.
* The door may not be closing all the way -- Check to make sure the fridge is level. If it's not, there are legs with threads underneath that you can screw/unscrew to the desired effect. Also, check the door hinges to make sure everything is lining up right.
* The door's gasket may be bad -- To replace the gasket, lift the gasket and unscrew the holding screws. As you remove the old gasket, feed the new one into place and tighten down the screws.
* Door switch may be bad -- If the switch is bad, the light will stay on inside and keep things warm. The switch can be pried out with a flat screwdriver. Remove the leads and set your VOM to RX1. Clip the probes on the terminals and you should read zero with the switch open. Close the switch by pressing the plunger; the reading should be infinity. If not, replace.
* Evaporator fan could be bad -- Remove the back panel on the inside of the freezer. Unscrew the fan housing and remove the leads from the fan. Probe the two terminals with your VOM set to RX1. If you get a reading under 50 ohms, or an infinity reading, replace the fan.
* Condenser fan could be bad -- The condenser fan is located underneath the fridge. Access is easiest through the rear bottom panel. Disconnect the leads and follow the same instructions as the evaporator fan.
* Refrigerant may need to be replaced -- For this, a professional should be called due to all the environmental laws surrounding refrigerant removal

poolielad;5176099

How would i be able to tell if it is the thermostat before i actually … How would i be able to tell if it is the thermostat before i actually start spending money????



If it was the thermostat failing to switch the fridge on, then the fridge would just sit there silently. But you say that it's making all the right noises so I doubt that it is the thermostat,
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