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My fridgefreezer....

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Amokavid Report 15 Feb 2013 14:38

........would seem to be on the blink today!
The motor is running & the freezer section would appear to be working as normal but the fridge section is "warm",the thermometer is showing a much higher temp than usual & the walls of the fridge section are bone dry, I have tried turning up the dial but not making any difference to the fridge! all seemed ok yesterday!

Anyone know if this sort of problem can be fixed, is it worth me getting someone out to take a look,or should I just go out & choose a new one?
We could do without the expense either way just now, :-(



wisechild Report 15 Feb 2013 14:54

You haven´t let Sharron near it have you?


Sharron Report 15 Feb 2013 16:28

I resemble that remark!


wisechild Report 15 Feb 2013 16:33

Just askin. ;-) ;-)


George Report 15 Feb 2013 16:51

Probably cost you more to get it repaired, get a new one.
Lots of bargains around at the moment, should be able to pick one up for a few hundred pounds.

George :-)


Kay???? Report 15 Feb 2013 17:02

Depends how old it is......the older models arent worth the bother,although it could be just needs a gas reload....but a call out can cost towards £100+.then what else may go wrong?


Andrew Report 15 Feb 2013 17:03

With the cost of callouts and spares, I would a new one, especially if its a few years old. New ones use less power as well.

Our dishwasher broke a part recently and the costof replacing it and the labour cost more than the new dishwasher.



Amokavid Report 15 Feb 2013 17:40

Hi everyone, thanks for the replies.

It's about 12 years old, really like the model,stainles steel,nice "quiet" one, I hate having to replace an item I really like!
Only got 2 outlets in our small town for fridgefreezers, the nearest large town is 35 miles away, been looking online this afternoon at various places but haven't see any that I like so far, hope the freezer part keeps going until I can find something like the one we have at the moment, the present one looks so nice, I will be dissppointed if I cannot find a suitable replacement.



Bobtanian Report 15 Feb 2013 18:56


fridge freezers quite often are run off the same compressor, so if its freezing but the fridge is warm, there is a gadget that limits the cold temperature to the fridge....might only be your thermostat in the fridge section......



RolloTheRed Report 15 Feb 2013 23:01

They must all have money to burn ... certainly not landl,ords.
What do they do when hubbie breaks down? Send out for a new one? Of course they do.

Has it been in a garage / outhouse ? This is a common problem in that case.
Blockage in the drainage pipes also poss cos of freezing.
Thermostats sometimes go out of calibration.

Either way get it somewhere at something like room temp. > 10 C anyway.
Turn thermostat to highest temp.
Empty everything inc feezer Use cold bags)
Leave it 4 hours with doors open, switched off.
Check no blockages in drain pipes.
Close doors, switch on.
Gradually reduce temp to required level in the fridge.
90% chance it will work.
If it doesn't then it may just need a new thermostat (cheap, ez to fix).
Otherwise probably the compressor and then you need a replacement.
A reliable 3 yr fridge freezer with warranty is about £ 150, same model £ 400 new. The new ones are as likely to snuff it as the older ones...

Don't get BEKO, CANDY, or those trendy but very unreliable SMEGs.


Sylvia Report 15 Feb 2013 23:17

Dont get BEKO. Oh dear I just bought one at xmas. Dare I ask why Rollo.


LaGooner Report 15 Feb 2013 23:27

I have had my Beko about 7 years now and noproblems whatsoever. It has a bloomin hard life too :-D


Kay???? Report 15 Feb 2013 23:43

I have Beko tall freezer and no trouble,,touch wood,,,,

Joan has a fridge freezer,,,,it maybe the gas has leaked and needs regassing,,,,,but one as old as 12years it maybe time for an update.....


Amokavid Report 16 Feb 2013 02:31


What, my very smart stainless steel F/F in the garage, never, & it's a Candy, LOL.

It has worked well for us during the 12 yrs, if I could get the same one again I would, have found one similar, dimensions, capacity, but only comes in white, white is no use, it would look completely out of place in my kitchen, St steel it has to be.
A black one might / should work as the cooker is Black / St steel.

Unable to switch off to check out the things you mention,the freezer section is full & I have nowhere to store the food in the meantime!
The freezer section does seem to be working as all the food in it is still solid,it has not softened at all.
Hoping to go out today to see what is available locally,just hope the freezer section will keep going until a suitable replacement it found!

my last F/F did exactly the same thing, that one was put out into the garage all that time ago & the freezer section on it continues to work, freezer section is much smaller than the one in the house & as it is full I am unable to transfer the food from the kitchen one into the outside one!


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 16 Feb 2013 02:43

Poor you Joan, always something to take away precious savings etc.
Hope you can get yours sorted or find a new one to suit your needs.



Amokavid Report 16 Feb 2013 03:23

Hello Liz, how are you....

Always the same isn't it, we have just had the expense of having to buy a new pump (£200) for our water supply, what with buying that & having to get an electrician in to deal with the power supply to the pump,which was damaged when the pump broke down I had hoped we wouldn't have another expense to deal with just yet!!

Unfortunately the F/F is a must for most folk these days,definately is for me, just hope there won't be a 3rd breakdown!


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 16 Feb 2013 03:26

Hi Joan, I am ok thanks, hope you are too, and your daughter is getting on ok in her new home nearby.

You do seem to have bad luck with your household things, what with the boiler and the water pump etc, hope there won't be anything else now. Have you tried cleaning out the drain hole at the back of the fridge, I use a cotton bud for ours.

Take care and good luck with the f/f We got a Bosch a few years back and touch wood, it's very good.



Amokavid Report 16 Feb 2013 03:35

Oh crikey yes I had forgotten about the C heating boiler.

So we have already had the 3 happenings, so hopefully we will be ok for a while, lol.

Daughter is fine thankyou Liz, she & the children happy & settled.



Wend Report 16 Feb 2013 08:17

We have a spare fridge/freezer in our utility room which is 34 years old! Only the fridge section required a new thermostat about 10 years ago. As the engineer said when he fitted it - 'Good German make, they don't make them like this anymore'.

Joan, there are various websites for advice on fridge/freezer problems. One I looked at is, which looks reliable. You can ring them for advice too.

Hope you solve the problem satisfactorily one way or the other, without too much expense :-)

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 16 Feb 2013 08:55

Have you looked online many companies now sell online and I have bought big items too online. Bought a new washer dryer one time as it was the earliest delivery we could get and it was promptly delivered and cheaper than the same one I had seen in the shops .

Edit.I didn't fully read Wendy's post so have said similar :-(