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  Reply # 1297789 4-May-2015 17:34
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I have not seen any evidence that this work is illegal, unless someone can point to specific legislations stating it is.  The only thing that was stated is "the work is, before connection to a power supply, tested and certified, in accordance with regulations, by a registered person who holds a current practising licence issued under this Act that authorises that person to test and certify prescribed electrical work" but the next line in the Electricity Act says "applies only if required by regulations".  This is in regards to things like hard wired ovens and any work that requires a connection to the switch board.  I am not aware of any legislation about working on your own plug-in appliances (when common sense is applied, as outlined in the act).

But at the end of they day it is your decision and your responsibility.




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  Reply # 1298957 6-May-2015 12:10
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Fred99:
Are you sure it isn't the door seals?


No tested them first, the thing is as tight as can be, like a suction pad to open. Hence why I dont want to throw away the fridge, buy a 2 year old one for $500 and it could fail within a month.

Thanks guys for the support. End of the day Ive put it back to how it was and its going for now. Which tells me its not the compressor. Icing over the defrost is usually the thermostat or thermostat timer, thats what I was told so thats what I tested. I may get an appliance tech at $120 to come and confirm what I am 99% sure of.

 
 
 
 


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Make sure you sight his or her ID card with their registration number or all this caution may be in vain :-)

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  Reply # 1299013 6-May-2015 13:02
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Just change the damn thing! Its legal to do so if you are competent, and I dont see how someone could stuff that up.




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richms: Just change the damn thing! Its legal to do so if you are competent, and I dont see how someone could stuff that up.


With no offence to the OP I am reminded of the saying. "If you make your system more idiot-proof the idiots will build a bigger idiot."



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  Reply # 1299040 6-May-2015 13:20
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that would be funny, pay someone with no ID to come and do the same tests and tell me what i already know. no actually haha, i presume they all have to carry one.


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  Reply # 1299439 6-May-2015 20:49
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I say just replace the timer as well. As you will happily buy and use a new mains powered appliance. Despite it being assembled overseas. Meaning you are relying on an unqualified. Low paid worker to do their job properly. And the only testing being whatever the company's internal testing is.

Replacing the plug I reckon is more dangerous. If you get that wrong you have no earthing. Or the whole fridge is live. If the OP makes a mistake replacing the timer. It will either not work or it will trip the breaker when it is plugged in.







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  Reply # 1301680 11-May-2015 08:11
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Thanks aredwood, I was mostly concerned the little resistor in the defrost timer was dangling and might cause a hazard if its not looping, but then i thought, if its not looping it wouldnt be providing power to the timer would it, i think it loops from power then the resistor is on the earth plug, but if something was to surge it would trip the mains? i always thought that fridged had a fuse in them. i dont know what the resistor in defrost timers is for. but since ive plugged it back in and squeezed the thermostat, it hasnt iced over. something funny going on here haha. ive set everything to warm but its all still very cool.

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