Can you post the model number please. It will be on a sticker inside the fridge section behind the salad box.
Ok thanks for that.
Is the compressor at the back the black pot running at all?
Is it hot to touch?
No its not running , and yes it was hot to touch when I last plugged it out
Ok look inside the fridge section at the back wall does it look like its bulgeing out?
If you press on the back wall does any part of it feel spongey like you can press it in and out?
No it is not bulging or spongy at all, however just above the
Drain hole feels hot
Ok that's fine.
Im afraid not good news this has a system fault either the compressor is faulty or its a shortage of gas. For either of these you need to get a fridge enginner in and they will need to put there gauges on the pipe work at the back and from there they can see how much gas is in there and what pressure the compressor is pumping at.
This isn't a diy fix but the good thing is it can be repaired. As long the liner inside the fridge section hasn't bluged out it can be repaired.
As this is going to be an expensive repair what you might be best doing is contacting domestic and general as they do a policy for faulty appliances already. Its about £16 a month as you can pay monthly for this and they will repair it and give a full 12 month warrenty on it.
I do quite a lot of these kind of repairs as it work out cheaper for the customer.
There number is XXXXX(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Sorry it isn't good news but if you need anymore info just get back to me.
So what could have caused this to happen ?
Would the power washing have anything
To do with it or could I have accidentally
Severed a pipe that was leading to the compressor
To be honest power washing wont have caused it but in removing it and taking out side you may have cracked a pipe as if you loo at the copper dryer to the right of the compressor it has a very thin capilery and if this breaks all the gas will escape.
Other then that it may be a weak compressor as this does happen on these. Ive replaced quite a few for this kind of fault on them.
Is there any way at all I can check this
Myself and replace the compressor if nessessary
I am in ireland and these kind of repair people here
Are almost invariably thieves/cowboys , if the pipe
Is broken surely I would be able to see it ? Is replacing
The compressor a straight bolt on/off job or does
It have to be gassed up post installation, also coul you
Tell me the price of a rep compressor or post a link
To one online , cause I would like to have this info
In case I have to get someone in , thanks
To be honest a compressor isn't a diy fix as you need to have a vac pump, lokrings and the lok ring gun as these are compression fittings as you cannot braze these as its R600 gas which is flammable.
So to buy the equipment to do it will cost a lot more then the complete appliance and that's without buying the compressor.
And to test for leaks if none of the pipes have a visable break you need to vac it out into a complete vacuum to see if theres a leak.
So you have to have the tools and the knowledge to replace and regas as you need to but the exact amount of gas in.
Sorry about that and the cost for a regas is about £140 or a compressor is about the £200 mark.