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I have an Indesit KCM01 integrated fridge/freezer - first the

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I have an Indesit KCM01 integrated fridge/freezer - first the fridge stopped cooling, now the compressor just gets hot but doesn't pump.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Michael replied 3 years ago.
Hi I am Tech Michael I will be helping you today.
Please be patient as these are technical issues and take some back and forth until we can be sure of all the details.
We want to be sure we can resolve your issues correctly and as fast as possible for you.
How old is your fridge?
Also when it failed was there any heavy frost on the rear wall inside the freezer?
Please explain how this unit failed.
Thank you for your patience!

Tech Michael

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Michael


It's about four years old, was in unoccupied house for two. Freezer was fine, just fridge did not cool despite being on no. 5: there was some condensation inside which I understand is normal. It got cold in patches at the top. I turned the whole thing off for 48hrs, now the compressor won't start after two hours.

Expert:  Michael replied 3 years ago.

Hi Justin,
if the compressor is getting hot but wont run, you can try whats called a HARD START. Its a part that applies a bit more power to the compressor when it supposed to start. That may take care of this.
Its easy to hook up and takes the place of the start relay connected to the compressor?
I will help you if you need, but its super easy to hook up, it comes with a diagram and instructions.
These are pretty much universal, but you will need to tell Espares what fridge you have.
I will stick with you until this is fixed and working as it should.
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