About 6 years ago when my wife bought her flat she bought a secondhand
Zannussi fridge/freezer - a DF50/16 I think.. It was fairly old then.
It worked well, except that it iced up gradually due to less than perfect
door seals on the freezer part. Installed in it's (then) location it also
used to overheat very occasionally, and then needed pulling out a few
inches, switching off for a while, then back on again and it would then be
OK for another couple of months.
When we moved into our house she let the flat and left the fridge there for
the tenants. It worked faultlessly for the next year, but then exhibited
it's old overheating trick, and although the solution worked again we
decided that we'd replace it with a new one (it's OK living with such a risk
yourself but not really good expecing tenants to bear the same risk). It
came back to our house to be used as a drinks fridge, and has stayed here
for the past 2 years doing it's job well.
The motor starts up, runs for about 5 seconds, then stops again.
We've defrosted it completely, left it for a few hours, but no joy - still
the same problem, and it's not getting cold. Airflow isn't a problem in
it's current position.
So, has the compressor finally packed up? Is there anything that I can do
that could revive it?
Any suggestions welcomed. Otherwise it might be due for a second career as
an insulated tool store, and we'll be doing a quick search around for
another S/H fridge....
email me at
richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk