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hi i have a f&p E402BR the freezer part is ok but the fridge

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hi i have a f&p E402BR the freezer part is ok but the fridge is not cold.the temp gauge inside is flashing alternate red/green sometimes it buzzes if I then press one of the buttons inside it stops? wondered what the problem was? cheers ray

The fridge section on these actually get the cooling from the freezer section. The fan inside the freezer circulates the air around and then up into the fridge section.

What you need to do is empty the freezer and then from there remove the back panel inside the freezer. From there you will see the evaporator. Check this isnt blocked up with ice. If so then you need to use a hairdryer and melt all the ice in there completey and this will clear the vents going to the fridge.

Then retry the appliance and see how it goes and this should get the fridge section working again. But if it happens again then its more then likely the defrost heater is faulty. As the heater on these do like to faile and they cause this fault.

Now if you dont want to go removing the panels then you need to empty it and turn it off for 24 hours and leave the freezer door open. As this will allow the ice to melt in the freezer and do the same thing.

Try that and see how it goes from there. But if the freezer evaporator isnt blocked with ice then it will be the fan motor itself between the fridge and freezer at fault. Its quite rare these fail as for the fault you have its usually the evaporator in the freezer blocked with ice but if that is clear then the fan in there will need to be replaced. To access this fan you need to fully empty the fridge section and remove the plastic panel at the back in the middle and you will see the fan at the bottom there between the fridge and freezer.

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