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George-Allsorts, Senior Appliance Technicial Manager
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Freezer is working on Zanussis ZRB23200XA but fridge is not,

Customer Question

Freezer is working on Zanussis ZRB23200XA but fridge is not, and suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is no frost build up in the freezer at all, it's working well. Fridge is room temperature, light works, fridge making noises as normal.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello?
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Can you tell me if the fan in the freezer is operating?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is operating, freezer working normally, no build up at all, fridge freezer only 2 years old, warranty just expired.
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Check the compressor at the rear.. is it hot?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bear with me.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Compressor is hot yes, not too hot to touch but hot.
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

It is likely that the appliance is short on refrigerant... You'll need to get a refrigeration engineer to call and recharge the system but at the same time seal the system using 'Super Seal'.

This needs to be done before the refrigerant depletes further, else the compressor will then run too hot and possibly then become damaged

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK, will call Zanussi, may I ask how come the freezer still works? Does that not work on the same basis as the fridge section?
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Yes, but if the refrigerant is low then it does not reach the full system and the compressor then has to work overtime, hence the reason it gets hot.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you George.