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Liebherr KIKB31461Index22A/001 Integrated Fridge Freezer. Part

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Liebherr KIKB31461Index22A/001 Integrated Fridge Freezer. Part of high quality Alutec fitted kitchen in penthouse. The temperature of the fridge is reading 5 degrees but is only at 10 degrees not enough to store food and drink safely . It has been suggested that the fridge has run low on refrigerant R600a and there might be a leak. The fridge is about 10 years old but not heavily used particularly as have another integrated fridge in the kitchen.
We have been quoted by our managing agent £120 to £180 call out just to look at the problem. Is there a specialist in the Birmingham area who could address this and what action would you recommend. It was a very expensive fridge when fitted in 2003 EXPENSIV EFRIDGE WHEN FITTED IN 2003
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 3 years ago.
George-Allsorts :

Hello, my name is***** am not here constantly, so kindly be patient whilst awaiting responses, answers take time. If you need further info, ask.

George-Allsorts :

You say that the frige is showing 5 degrees, but it is running at 10 degrees... What have you used to measure the temperature in order to come to this conclusion?

George-Allsorts :

The thermostat that you are using could be interpreting the temperature of the fridge wrongly... The temperature needs to be taken toward the rear plate in the fridge, but not touching it, and with the door closed.

There may actually be a leak in the system, albeit, it could be a very tiny one that has been leaking for a long time...

J Refrigeration Ltd is in Bromsgrove and is reachable on #07811119417

George-Allsorts :

If there is a non-internal leak, then considering the cost of a replacement quality fridge freezer, the cost of repair is well worth it.

George-Allsorts :

You could also try this company who do all brands of refrigeration:

24hour-refrigeration
Phone: 0121(###) ###-####br/>Mobile: 07852 143 884
Email:***@******.***

JACUSTOMER-j5k00oxb- :

Thank you george. Useful - is 'Refrigeration ltd' in Bromsgrove the nearest to Birmingham as the property involved is actually in Birmingham so would be better to contact someone in Brum. I will recheck the emperature tomorrow as you suggest.

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Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 3 years ago.
24hour-refrigeration is possibly the closest
Phone: #01216796223
Mobile: #07852143884