Fridge repair

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Friday 8 October 2010 12.37pm
hi,

can anyone recommend a good fridge repairer? Our fridge is not cooling properly and we are not sure why.

thanks
Friday 8 October 2010 8.46pm
Usually because the door is not sealing properly.
The compressor units are sealed, and can last for generations.
Thursday 6 January 2011 11.47am
Hi melodyb, did you find anyone to fix it?

Does anyone know anyone they can recommend?

My built in F/F has stopped working, light comes on, but no sound and no cooling, grrrr.

Cheers

Si.
Thursday 6 January 2011 12.08pm
Hi Si

The commonest problem where the light is on but there is no cooling is a broken or sticking thermostat.

Locate the knob inside the fridge that controls the temperature (the thermostat is connected to the knob) and rotate it fully in both directions a few times to see if that will "unstick" it. A few gentle taps my free it too.
Thursday 6 January 2011 12.33pm
Hi BsB

I tried that a few times with no result actually.

On my last go I got a dodgy sounding steady power hum (louder than the normal fridge noises) so I left it like that overnight. This morning it was still making the same sound but no cooling still, so I have turned it off as the sound concerns me.

Cheers though.
Thursday 6 January 2011 12.41pm
OK, so it sounds like the start relay is broken/stuck or the compressor is knackered. If you know what I am talking about - you could check the relay and reseat it (give it a shake too - if it rattles it's knackered).

Replacement relays are cheap, compressors are not and usually it makes more sense to replace the fridge.
Thursday 6 January 2011 12.58pm
No idea what you are talking about, sorry :)

It has been making a noisy 'flushing' sound constantly for the last few weeks if that indicates anything?

I have found a website that offers a diagnosic on faults for 29, and then a repair where possible at 30 (+parts), so I will probably try that.

Cheers.
Friday 7 January 2011 9.22pm
Don't want to really to rub it in But...I bought the recommended best buy by Which with a tax rebate in 1980/81, Electrolux Fridge Freezer, double compressor, can not even hear it running even now, in fact one of my brothers who specialised in ice machines at that time did not even think it was switched on...never even had to change a fuse and both lights have never even needed new bulbs!

reading that back it implies smugness! just meant to re-inforce how well made things used to be! :-)

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