Our fridge freezer is on the blink, the fridge is fine but the freezer
gets way too warm. I got my air compressor out and thoroughly dusted the
various bits underneath but to no avail. Door seal is fine too. It comes
back on fine when I press the fast freeze button so I deduce that the
problem is the thermostat... Or is it likely to be the control circuitry?
It's a five year old frost-free Beko if that helps. Unfortunately
there's no display of freezer temperature.
You say "unfortunately" - however, the lack of a temperature display
could make it more likely that you have a standard two-wire "mechanical"
thermostat - rather than a temperature sensor linked to an electronic
control board. And a standard two-wire thermostat can often be replaced
with a "generic", if the correct part isn't available.
On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 23:34:45 +0000, Palindrome wrote:
Hi all again,
I've replaced the temp sensor in the freezer (after a long wait for the
part) but this still happens. I hate waste (and the fridge works fine)
and hence am trying to decide whether to buy a new unit or have a go at
replacing the control circuitry which seems to cost £100. I don't hold
out much hope that that will fix it, given the general reliability of
solid state electronics!
There are more sensors attached to the cooling matrix in the freezer
which I guess have something to do with the frost-free bit (sorry, forgot
to mention that). Could it be that whatever defrosts it gets stuck on
intermittently (presumably turning off the main cooling action).
What temperature is it outside of the fridge freezer?
If it is a model that has one dial for both freezer and fridge it is
probably only designed to work in warm rooms.
If it has separate controls for freezer and fridge I regret I have no ideas.
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