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Rob, Home Appliance Technician
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We have a Hobbs undercounter retro fridge model RHRETUCLF55C

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We have a Russell Hobbs undercounter retro fridge model RHRETUCLF55C which has started to get hot to the touch on the sides & top & is giving off a very noticeable smell at the back. I have taken some ice that had built up inside on the element away & it’s clean & not over full.
I’m worried that this is becoming a fire hazard & we are about to go on a weeks holiday. The fridge has plenty of ventilation at the back. Is this something you’ve heard of before?
Many thanks
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Daniel replied 6 months ago.


Have you started to loose the cooling inside the fridge?

Also at the back is the compressor (black pot). Is this hot to touch?