Not strictly DIY, but you guys seem to turn your hands to anything...
We have a Beko fridge bought secondhand from a friend but only around 2
years old. We use it just as an overflow fridge for extra veg, extra milk
and beer and it stands out in the unheated garage. It doesn't seem to be
working. The light comes on and if I turn the thermostat dial to '0', that
even turns the light off so I'd guess the dial connection is OK.
I'd noticed that I was never hearing the fridge running. As the fridge
stands out in the cold, I just assumed for a while that the ambient
temperature was cold enough but I've noticed that even turning the dial to
'max' doesn't bring the compressor on. If I switch the fridge off and on
the compresser doesn't even kick in at start-up. If I try and send some
warm air around the compressor area where there are those copper coils and
bulbs, still the compressor doesn't seem to activate. However, if I've left
the fridhge off for an hour or so, on start-up, the compressor does run for
a while. However, clearly the fridge is not operating at the temperature I
would expect. I can't feel any heat in the compressor housing etc. as if it
has stuck and is overheating. I can't find any broken connections.
Any idea what this could be...I'm about to throw it away?