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I have a Siemens built in fridge freezer which is 10 years

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Hi I have a Siemens built in fridge freezer which is 10 years old, the temperature light has started to constantly flash and the fridge does not seem to be as cool as it should be, there is also a patch of frost forming on the back wall which seems to also have a bulge in it, i am unsure if this normal for the fridge to have . The fridge sounds like its running and the freezer compartment is still freezing. Is there anything else I should do or check before calling someone to take a look at it. Thanks.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
George-Allsorts :

Hello, my name is George..

The temperature light is flashing due to the fact that the temperature is too low.. This sounds, from what you have said, as if it is to do with the fact that the fridge freezer is low on refrigerant.. This is indicated by the fact that you have frost on the fridge wall and also the fact that there is a bulge in the wall which also indicates a large leak causing the insulation to blow.

Kindly be patient whilst awaiting any responses as I'm not constantly available.

Customer:

Should I plug out the fridge or continue to let it run, It will be a day or two before I can get someone to look at it , is there any safety concerns with this problem?

George-Allsorts :

I would unplug it .. There are safety concerns if the bulge at the back of the fridge becomes punctured

Customer:

Is this problem usually fixable or will the fridge need to be replaced?

George-Allsorts :

The appliance will need replacing I am sorry to say

George-Allsorts :

Once the insulation is blown in this way it can never be repaired

George-Allsorts :

An internal leak is usually the cause of this and although some internal leaks can be cured, I'm afraid when they are bad enough to cause this sort of damage then there is no repair course

George-Allsorts :

Do you need any further information or assistance on this

Customer:

Just my luck, thanks for the help, much appreciated.

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