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Fridge not cooling at all; Compressor extremely hot. Thermostat

Customer Question

Fridge not cooling at all;
Compressor extremely hot.
Thermostat replaced but ineffective
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
If the compressor is running and there's no cooling it suggests either a blockage in the pipework, or, a leak leading to no refrigerant (gas).

Normally, extremely hot points to a blockage.

Unfortunately, this would require a refrigeration engineer to attach gauges and a vacuum pump to determine the exact cause.

If it's a leak and the leak can be found and repaired, then a regas (after the leak repair) would get it going again.
If it's an internal leak, it won't be repairable.

If it's a blockage, and if it can be cleared, a regas will sort it out.

Sorry, this could be an expensive repair, in excess of £100 if it's repairable.

Sorry it's bad news and not a diy fix.

Hope this helps
Thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dear expert,


Thanks for your time and expertise.


Advice is just what I didn't want to hear,

,


but it saves me cash and time in investigating the problem.


I'll be off to the shop for a new fridge!


Thanks again.

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
You're very welcome.

Good luck with the new appliance.

Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Great, any recommendations for a replacement appliance?

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
To be honest, refrigeration doesn't differ that much between manufacturers.

It's a fairly simple design.
A compressor, an evaporator and a condenser, all built into a cabinet.

I'd personally try and find one that uses a thermostat rather than the electronic ones.
A bit simpler in the control and more affordable to repair if the control goes wrong.

Good luck with it.
Thanks
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks again for your time.

Expert:  Techdesk replied 3 years ago.
Hiya,
You're welcome.