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My hisense fridge doesn’t seem to be running. I can feel

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Hello, my hisense fridge doesn’t seem to be running. I can feel it’s not hot at the back and it isn’t making a noise
Assistant: What's the make and model of the fridge? And can you guesstimate how old is it?
Customer: It was bought this year
Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: And it’s a RB320D4wB1
Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It’s not working
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.
Please read the entire message before respondingHi there, my name is*****’ve got over 10 years in the trade and I’ll be glad to help Please disregard any automated phone request or service requests as they are generated by the website. You do not have to accept phone requests unless you want phone service from me Please bear with my responses, actively working on the job site also. I am human but I will do my best to reply ASAP
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.
Hello, hope you are doing well. Do you have the thermostat turned down? Does the light bulb in the unit come on?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the light bulb comes on and the thermostat has been turned down
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello? Shall I call you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello?
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

Hi, no need for a call as they will charge you extra for that.

Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

We can work through text if thats ok

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay I keep missing them tho, I don’t get notified
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I’m active now
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the fridge isn’t making any noise and it looks like the ice inside is melting
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The light comes on
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I’ve tried it in different powerpoints and it’s not coming on
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The back isn’t hot either, so I’m not sure what’s wrong with it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What would you suggest?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I just got a big food shop :/
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

Sorry about that. There is a delay I'm thinking in messages

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Okay I’m here and active
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not sure what to do...
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello??
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Are you there??
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

I'm still here. Can you verify the cooling fan is running?

Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

Also if you're not hearing any noises from the bottom (where the compressor is located) then the compressor may not be running. Do you have a multimeter?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What’s a multimeter
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
There is no sound coming from the fridge so I don’t think there is a cooling fan running
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

a multimeter is a tool to measure electricity. volts, amps, and ohms

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No I don’t have that
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

If the compressor isn't running it's due to either the thermostat not telling it to run, OR the compressor is trying to run but cant due to a bad capacitor or start relay

Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

can you touch the compressor and see if it feels warm?

Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Which part is the compressor
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

This is the compressor

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Nothing on the fridge feels warm
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
None of the parts on the back feel warm
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have just moved the fridge and noticed a puddle of water on the floor
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

could be condensation from the drip pan

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What shall I do to get it working again??
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

first lets try some basic things.
can you unplug it for about 2 minutes, and plug it back in. set the thermostat as cold as it will go, and wait to see if it comes on?
wondering if it may be in defrost mode, or stuck in defrost mode, rather.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I will do that again but I have tried that a couple of times
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It hasn’t worked
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what else shall I try??
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

when you plugged it back up, did you hear the compressor make any noise like it was trying to start?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No I heard nothing
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
anything else I can try?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello?!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What can I do?
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

im here

Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

Theres not a whole lot else we can check without a meter to be honest.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don’t know what to do?All my good is going to be ruined, I did a huge shop
Expert:  Tamar D replied 2 years ago.

I am sorry about this. There's just only so much we can do online