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Fridgefreezer motor switches off correctly when low temperature is reached. Then sometimes it switches on again just fine; other times it fails to switch on and starts defrosting. When this happens I have to switch it off and on again, when is starts up correctly. Machine is somewhat elderly HF40Y001 type PF40 165

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Clean the coils on the condeser and replace the theromostat its sticking

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