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Kiwiuk

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#154157 19-Oct-2014 19:21
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Hi

Looking for a Fridge/Freezer engineer out Botany/East Tamaki; Auckland way who can advise me what the problem may be with an Ariston MBL 300 F that seems to be fully working but...

Lights come on, compressor kicks in, fans spin up however neither the fridge nor freezer temps move. 

Any recommendations for someone reliable, and yet, not expensive! would be gratefully received.

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  #1158838 20-Oct-2014 21:20

What you want to do first is see if the problem is refrigerant gas leaked out. Or something unrelated like a failed circulating fan. When the compressor is running, see if the return pipe gets cold (larger pipe), and the outlet pipe gets hot (smaller pipe). The return pipe should get really cold within 5 min of the compressor starting up. If the fault is a gas leak it can be really expensive to fix. As often the leak is in a hidden area of pipework. Is the fridge worth alot of money? Did it previously work, or did you acquire it in a broken state?





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  #1159219 21-Oct-2014 13:38
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Thanks for the reply, the model is an Ariston MBL300F, I was told it it had been working when I picked it up, (got it from a work colleague). Took it home, and plugged it in after a couple of days. Everything gives the appearance of working, freezer and fridge fans, internal lights, led panel, relay clicks and compressor starts.

One pipe from the compressor gets a little bit cold but putting my hand on top of the compressor it gets very hot after running for several minutes.

It was going to be a spare unit for the garage and I don't mind spending a little bit on it to make it work.

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  #1159326 21-Oct-2014 16:25
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After transporting it, did you let it stand for at least a day before switching on?  While transporting it, was it ever tipped flat?




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Kiwiuk

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  #1159359 21-Oct-2014 16:59
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I switched it on to check it worked for about 2  minutes (as it made all the right noises I thought all was good) then unplugged it as we were away for a week and had nothing to put in it.

We transported it on it's side for a 5 minute journey.

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  #1159523 21-Oct-2014 19:39
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Tipping on its side no matter how short requires it to stand for a day before use, for the liquid to settle where it needs to be and for bubble to work its way out of the liquid.  But 2 minutes probably would not have caused damaged, then you were away for a week with it standing upright and off so should be good.  I'd guess something got knocked loose from the transport.  One idea is maybe the liquid is not getting back to where it is supposed to be, as suggested by the motor getting very hot.  Tipping it in the opposite direction as how you delivered it (and then letting it stand for a day) might correct it.  Sorry, not much help.




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