The temperature has just gone up a degree to 12.
The fridge/freezer must be about 15 years old I think. The model name 'Intelligent Care' and label inside back of fridge says type R134A. There doesn't seem to be any frost or ice on back wall.
Hello My name is Ian ~ I am not on the site constantly so please be patient whilst waiting for responses to you queries
Two quick questions ~ if you put your hand on the back black plate or on either of the sides is the metal warm to the touch. If you put your hand on the motor (compressor) on the back is it hot or luke warm?
Once you have checked these two things out, place your head near the appliance, can you hear a hissing or gurgling?
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and also Ian
In view of the fact that the appliance is at least 15 years old and really, therefore, owes me nothing and that probably it needs some spare parts which would intrude a delay in fitting, I decided to bite the bullet and exchange it for a new one so that I should have peace of mind, hopefully for as long as I need such an appliance. So I've ordered a new fridge freezer which will be delivered tomorrow with the present one removed simultaneously.
That said, I'm very grateful to the two of you for your timeous and helpful advice.
With best wishes,