Hello Derek, my name is George,
When you initially turn on the appiance, the appliance will go into auto-defrost mode.. You will need to wait until it comes out of this mode before resuming normal activities with the appliance. (Normally 10 - 20 mins)
Can you check on the model number you gave... is it an SRS not SVS model?
Ah haaaa !! no wonder I could not find it.
Ok, I suggest that you replace the defrost sensor and check the defrost heater and thermal fuse on the evaporator.. Then if checking these out and replacing the sensor does not work you'll need to have the PCB either repaired or replaced.
The board switching system runs on relays together with sensors... The relays power is reliant on capacitors.. If the capacitor is defective then the power to the relay is then not sufficient to switch the relay and therein a trail of errors starts to occur.
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Once I have your postcode, I will then give you what engineer details I can and you can ring them direct to ascertain repair costs
Here are 3 guys that I know of that cover your area, however, I don't know their charges:
S J Burns Domestic Appliance Repairs12 St Andrews CloseStockportPhone: 07956 503856
.East Lancs Domestic Appliance Repairs6 Ashendean ViewBurnleyPhone: 01282 708900 Mobile: 07976 356629
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