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My Siemens fridge freezer is short circuiting. I defrosted

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Hi, my Siemens fridge freezer is short circuiting. I defrosted it over the weekend,prior to the defrost it has worked excellently ,money problem at all. However since I defrosted it , it turns off after 40 - 45 mins and trips the fuse in the house.
I have isolated all the appliances in the house , and it's only when the fridge/freezer is on that this problem occurs.
Any ideas on what could be causing this?
The first day , I assumed I needed to leave it to dry out a it after the defrost , but this is day 4, surely any water must have dried out completely by now.
I'm baffled .
Hi Can you post the model number please. Its usually on a sticker on the inside of the fridge behind the salad box and starts E-nr Rgards
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm not sure which of the numbers you require , check attachment
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This is the external view
Thanks for that. For this kind of fault were its tripping the electrics out its nearly always down to the defrost heater. What you need to do is empty the freezer fully and remove the back panel in there.There you will see the evaporator.Wrapped under there is the defrost heater. You will see the wires going to the top of the evaporator.Disconnect the wiring block there.Then refit the back panel and turn the appliance on again and see how it goes from there. If it runs without tripping the electrics out then the defrost heater is the fault and will need to be replaced. As if you run it without the heater then too much ice will build up and after a few weeks you will loose the cooling inside the fridge and then in the freezer as well. So you will need to replace the heater sooner rather then later if the appliance runs ok with the heater disconnect. Try that and see what you find. As for the fault you describe this is nearly always down to the defrost heater inside the freezer. If you need anymore info just get back to me. Regards
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank You , I will rather not dabble with electrical stuff myself and i have an engineer coming to take a look on friday.