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gcorgnet

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#208128 27-Jan-2017 17:19
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Hey guys,


Realised today that our fridge-freezer (6-7 years old, so no extended warranty or CGA) has stopped working. The thing is, while the freezer part (bottom) is cooling down and keeping a -20 temperature, the fridge part is sitting at a cosy 28 deg...


This is used as a second fridge so no major drama but can't justify replacing it either so I am wondering if it would be worth getting it looked at? Could it be a simple repair?


Any recommendation around Auckland?


Thanks,


Guillaume


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  #1710762 27-Jan-2017 17:25
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Depends on the design of it, but if it has just got a duct between the 2 to circulate the cold, then it could have iced closed. That has happned to my old one a few times. Unplug for a while so it melts out and it was all good again. Apparanlty that can happen if there is a mismatch between how full and often the freezer is used compared to the fridge on the cheap ones.





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  #1710772 27-Jan-2017 17:44
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If it's a F&P frost free model with the fridge at the top then there is a fan that draws cold air from behind the freezer compartment & blows it up a duct in the back to cool the fridge compartment at the top.

 

It might be this fan isn't running due to the flexible wire(s) breaking at the fan itself which is held in a flexible rubber mounting in the duct that is behind the white covers at the back inside the top fridge compartment. 

 

Hope this makes sense.


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  #1710775 27-Jan-2017 17:56
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richms:

 

Depends on the design of it, but if it has just got a duct between the 2 to circulate the cold, then it could have iced closed.

 

 

 

 

QFT!

 

This happened to our 1 year old LG a few years ago... The "frost free" water drain, that drains to a bowl in the back that then evaporates,  fills with frozen water and backs up, freezes the duct and the fridge stops working.

 

 

 

Defrost the fridge. It'll clear it.

 

 

 

The fan is the second thing to check, but that's easy, open the freezer door, but hold the light/door closed button in. You should hear the fan spin.




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  #1710779 27-Jan-2017 18:05
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Just wondering why you think it doesn't have any CGA coverage? There is no set time period for CGA protection, but it depends on a range of factors. I recall consumers expected life for fridges was something like 10+ years.
You can get 5 year extended warranties, so you are only talking abut 1-2 years over that.


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  #1711028 28-Jan-2017 13:42
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Thanks heaps guys!

 

It was a case of the fridge being frozen over...

 

De-iced it and it is good as gold!

 

Cheers


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  #1711036 28-Jan-2017 14:02
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Now it is defrosted check the drain is clear.

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  #1712786 30-Jan-2017 14:33

And check that the defrost elements work.





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