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Hello thanks for your message.
Sorry to hear of the inconvenience you are experiencing. I will try my best to assist and please do ask any questions on any points you are unsure of.
To be direct about your question, you will still be liable to pay the rent despite the fridge not working. If there is no break clause contained within the agreement, then the only way to get out of the contract is if the landlord agrees that you can surrender your contract. Another way is if the landlord advises you can leave but must find someone else to replace you, which in that case you will just be liable until the date a new person moves in. Otherwise, you cannot leave early as you are legally tied into the contract. If you did, then the landlord can pursue you for unpaid rent for breach of contract.
However, if you are dissatisfied your landlord you can complain directly to the landlord and subsequently to the council. They would investigate and if they find that your landlord has breached their duties and obligations to you, can prosecute and at times offer you compensation. You could use this as leverage to the landlord in your complaint (if you wanted to exit) to ask the landlord to release you from the contract or you will go to the council. She does not have to, but it could be worth trying.
I hope I have helped clarify things for you. Let me know if you have any questions. All the best.
Pleasure, all the best to you. John.