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Daniel, Home Appliance Technician
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Siemens KU15LA40GB Suddenly yesterday freezer thawed - water

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Siemens KU15LA40GB
Suddenly yesterday freezer thawed - water cascaded out as ice melted - the fridge light is on and temp setting on '4' but is warm inside - motor is heard to start every minute or so then goes off - not cooling at all - what's the possible cause/remedy ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Daniel replied 2 years ago.
Can you hear the compressor (black pot) at the back running?
Is it hot to touch?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi - it comes on for about 5 seconds then goes off - all the shelves and back and side walls are warm to touch - not cold
Expert:  Daniel replied 2 years ago.
Ok if the compressor is running for a few seconds then clicking off then the compressor itself is faulty.
As the overload will be cutting out because the compressor isnt running correctly.
Im afraid for this you need to get a fridge engineer in as this isnt a diy repair as once the compressor has been replaced it will need to be regassed back up.
But this isnt going to be a cheap fix as a new compressor fitted is about £250-300 so not worth the repair im afraid.
But from the fault you descibe this is going to be a faulty compressor here im afraid.