Have not attempted to fix a fridge myself before - not sure but I think the
thermostat has gone on my integrated fridge. It tries to turn on but there
is a shorting sound and electrical burning smell and then it shuts off.
It's a 1994 Hygena (MFI) - does anyone have experience repairing these? Not
sure if it's worth the attempt, but integrated fridges seem to be twice the
price of normal larder ones for some reason!
It may be something dead simple, like a push on connector is making bad
contact. The burning smell indicates damage has been done, so, if the
above is the problem, then the connector and/or the thing connected to
will probably need replacing.
Electrically, you don't get anything much simpler than a fridge.
You should be able to trace the origin of the burnt smell with a bit of
As to whether you should make the attempt at repair - only you know how
competent you are with repairing electrical goods. But, generally, if
you have to ask, you can't afford (to do) it..
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