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Caple Freezer RBF1A: the appliance will freeze when placed

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Caple Freezer RBF1A: the appliance will freeze when placed under "continuous operation" (additional button press & orange LED), however under 'normal operation" (green LED) it appears not to - the freezer will gradually defrost over 24-48hrs. Not sure how to troubleshoot this, any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is George..

There is a fan in the rear of the freezer.. Can you remove the drawers and let me know if it is rotating.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi George,

Thanks for your reply.

The fan isn't visible at the rear of the freezer once I've removed the drawers and I can't see where it may be, so I cannot see whether it is rotating or not. When I switch the freezer into 'continuous operation', the orange LED lights up and there is a whirring noise. When put back into 'normal operation' the green LED doesn't light up (the instruction manual suggests that it should), no whirring noise occurs and the freezer gradually warms up.

Thanks,

Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
Have you adjusted the thermostat setting on the front of the freezer control panel?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes this was my first thought. I had first turned it up to 3/4 of the power and experienced the same problem. I have now turned it onto the maximum setting this evening, so I guess it needs a little time still to rule this out, although I was surprised that at 3/4 it wasn't keeping the almost-empty freezer to temperature.

Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
Then, if the green led is not showing, it seems the thermostat behind that cover has failed and will need replacing..


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Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 2 years ago.
Hi Hamish,
How are you getting on with purchasing and replacing the thermostat in the fridge freezer?
Remember, I am still here to help you if you need help.
regards
George

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