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Classix fridge freezer started to malfunction over last month

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Classix fridge freezer started to malfunction over last month getting progressively worse. Defrosted and restarted yesterday but keeps cutting out. It is 10 years old but in good condition: is it worth cost of repair?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.

Hiya,

Can you post the E-Nr number of the appliance please?

It's on a label inside the fridge, possibly behind the salad drawer.

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What is actually happening?

Can you explain more on the cutting out?

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thanks

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

KGU30605GB/02FD 8507


It sounds as if the motor works for a short time then stops


Lights are red on front and not cooling inside

Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.

Hiya,

OK, thanks for that.

At the bottom rear is the compressor.

A black pot shaped item.

Is this the motor you refer to?

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Is it hot?

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Thanks

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Yes


The normal sound happens for a few seconds then it cuts out


I con't see any leak or obvious fault at back of unit

Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.

Hiya,

Sorry, not asking about a leak.

I need to know if the compressor is hot, warm or cold.

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Thanks

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Had to move it to check - very hot!

Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.

Hiya,

OK, thanks for that.

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There's a few possible causes.

The most common ones would be, a blockage in the system, causing the compressor to overheat and cut out.

A faulty compressor, jammed or siezing.

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I'm afraid you would need a refrigeration engineer to come in and attach gauges and pumps to the compressor pipework to determine the exact cause.

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Should it need a compressor and regas (very likely) then you would be looking at a repair bill around £150 to £200.

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Given the age of the appliance, I'm afraid I'd be suggesting replacement rather than repair.

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Sorry, not great news.

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Hope this helps

Let me know if you need more help.

Thanks

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Thanks confirms my opinion

Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.

Hiya,

You're very welcome.

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Good luck with it, whichever way you decide to go.

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Thanks