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Can you post the E-Nr number of the appliance please?
It's on a label inside the fridge, possibly behind the salad drawer.
What is actually happening?
Can you explain more on the cutting out?
It sounds as if the motor works for a short time then stops
Lights are red on front and not cooling inside
OK, thanks for that.
At the bottom rear is the compressor.
A black pot shaped item.
Is this the motor you refer to?
Is it hot?
The normal sound happens for a few seconds then it cuts out
I con't see any leak or obvious fault at back of unit
Sorry, not asking about a leak.
I need to know if the compressor is hot, warm or cold.
Had to move it to check - very hot!
There's a few possible causes.
The most common ones would be, a blockage in the system, causing the compressor to overheat and cut out.
A faulty compressor, jammed or siezing.
I'm afraid you would need a refrigeration engineer to come in and attach gauges and pumps to the compressor pipework to determine the exact cause.
Should it need a compressor and regas (very likely) then you would be looking at a repair bill around £150 to £200.
Given the age of the appliance, I'm afraid I'd be suggesting replacement rather than repair.
Sorry, not great news.
Hope this helps
Let me know if you need more help.
Thanks confirms my opinion
You're very welcome.
Good luck with it, whichever way you decide to go.