Good morning .. I shall try to answer this query for you
When your fridge is working correctly, condensation will form on the rear of the fridge wall during cooling... This condensation will trickle down into the tube/drain at the base of the back wall and down into the tray on the top of the compressor
When the compressor is operating it creates heat, which in turn evaporates the water that has been collected during this process
If a collection of water is not disapating from the bowl on top of the compressor fast enough before being filled further, there is a likly-hood that there is a problem with the seal on the door of your fridge cabinet or your fridge thermostat is not operating correctly
Can you check the seal on the door for me and tell me if there are any gaps that would allow warm air past the seal into the fridge?
Has the fridge door been left open for any long periods of time?
OK, can you remove everything from the fridge and, using a soft towel, clean all the condensation on the back-panel of the fridge then put everything back... Close the door of the fridge and try not to re-open it for atleast an hour.
Whilst you are doing that.. also drain the water from the bowl so that you can then re-assess the speed at which it is filling, and disapating.
Then by all means come back to me if that does not solve the problem.
Then by all means come back to me if that does not solve the problem. You can come back to me at any time.
Excellent... Problem solved.. This is what I wanted to see.
One last test before I ask you to close this off
Can you get a £banknote that has not too many creases in it, place it at the starting point (whereever you want to start), between the seal and the cabinet.... Now slowly move it all the way around the seal... If you find any spots where there is no resistance to the movement of the note then your seal requires changing, alternatively, we are sorted and I can ask you to reat me and close-off.
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No problem... Come back to me when you are ready to do so.. If the food has been out of the fridge for an hour then it should take another 2hrs to cool it properly. regards
yet you say that the temperature inside the unit is constant at 4degs?
Wait for about 2 hours ad you will be getting condensation as the cabinet cools, and then again as the cabinet cools the food
Ok .. Let me know what happens
I will await you news
please get back to me later today to let me know how much more it rises
also, does the compressor run for long before stopping?
Hi, enough time has passed now to assess the level of condensation increase...
How long did the compressor run before switching itself off?
The compressor will switch on and run for a length of time then it will stop... The compressor is the black dome-looking object underneath the tray...
when it switches on it may run for 2-3 mins, or it may take longer... Also, how warm does it get?
Thanks for doing that, it is tedious I know, but I needed to get that information from you without putting it into your mind.. if you know what I mean..
The problem with the appliance is that the refrigerant level is lower than it should be and as a result the compressor is having to work overtime to get it to the required temperature... because of this, there is ice/frost building up on the back-plate of the fridge and when the appliance internal temperature starts to rise this ice/frost melts creating far more water than normal.
The answer to the problem: Re-gas the appliance
What is the age of the fridge?
OK.. there is a tiny internal leak, or, it was slightly short on gas when you bought it... this is not uncommon
Ring any refrigerator repair company and they can do it for you.. usually costs around £35 - £45
it is very similar to topping-up the coolant in your car air conditioning system
A refrigeration repair company... There are many of them out there
The procedure takes around 20mins
Some appliance repair companies can do this for you too... just ask 'Do they do refrigeration'
Feel free to come back to me if you have any problems
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