Question about Candy CPCA240FFK Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

3 Answers

Fridge Problem Hi My Fridge is 3-4 years old. It has power (the light works) but the motor does not run therefore its not getting cold. Is this likely to be a motor/compressor problem? if so is it worth fixing or should I just replace the unit. Any suggestions or tips would be gratefully receiverd. Rgds Mike

Posted by on

  • MysticDragon May 01, 2009

    Sort of the same problem...Brand new Kenmore 5.0 cu.ft deep freezer, just purchased new from Sears on April 26, 2009. It won't even initially freeze. Compressor comes on, then goes off, then goes on, then off. Continuously. Left it on all night - nothing.

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hi,
You may first check your compressor if it is working fine. It may be running out of freon gas. Or the fan may be not working properly.
You may check out www.save-myfridge.com. I found this site quite helpful.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Fridge is not too cold

Posted on Nov 21, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 750 Answers

Hello mikemloy.
Welcome to Fixya

You said, your Fridge is 3-4 years old. It has power (the light works) but the motor does not run therefore its not getting cold. Is this likely to be a motor/compressor problem? if so is it worth fixing or should you just replace the unit.

It is only 3 or 4 years old and you bought it new?
I think it may be low on freon, and the compressor will not turn on under these circumstances.
A compressor does not usually go in 4 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Call Frigidaire and if it is the compressor you can ask them to replace it free cause it is only 3 years old. You would be surprised what the right person can do.
I deal with them every day.
They know it is harder to find new customers than to keep the ones you have!
It may only be only a bad thermostat.
I usually tell them I'm about to redo my kitchen and picked all frigidaire Pro steel apliances, BUT I"M NOT going to go with them if they do not make good on my new defective freezer!
( Be real nice and soft spoken and sweet. Not angry and insist, do not give in)

If so your good with a nominal repair.
Try this first, turn the fridge off at the switch inside . And then unplug the unit for 5 minutes.
It must be off at least 3 minutes is why I told you 5 minutes!!!
Some units will reboot their systems and start!


Let me know how it turns out!


Here is an interesting article I just read about , to replace or fix!

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} .Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your dishwasher

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems in the owner's manual and on the Web sites of many manufacturers.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model? The answer depends mostly on the age of your dishwasher, how much you bought it for, and the cost of the repair. Follow these guidelines from our in-house experts:

When a repair makes sense. If your dishwasher is under warranty or less than four years old , paying for a repair makes sense. Note that dishwasher under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician; readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice. If your dishwasher is out of warranty and is four to seven years old, it might make sense to pay for a repair. Readers paid $100 to $200 for a repair. But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage, given that today's models are quieter and have added features. They pay for them selves in only a few years due to higher energy efficiency which is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008, are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace. The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new dishwasher. Our data also show that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive dishwasher six or more years old .
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent of a dishwasher you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
Thank you for using our services to advice you.
Huuum

Please remember to leave a rating!

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fridge light on but fridge warm, freezer still working. zanussi built in fridge freezer 3 year old


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigeratornot Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator DefrostTimer Problem

WaterRunning in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigeratoror Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101

Sep 05, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Hi ! my 3 years old fridge Samsung Rs2630ww


lashing light stating that its too warm .. compressor probably is not running / power is ok or lights would not be on . look for a bad relay . somethes you can here clicking in back.

Mar 24, 2011 | Samsung RS2630WW Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Freezer defrosting & fridge not getting cold has power as light inside fridge is on and can hear motor running. Fridge is only 1 week old


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101
';';

Mar 13, 2011 | Kelvinator ktm4200wb

1 Answer

Fridge heller model fdh21has motor running but does not get cold


i have just purchased a float with a kitchen in it the fridge is a heller bar fridge not sure on model and for the 2nd use it is running but not getting cold or icing up the freezer what do i do to fix it it wouldnt be 10 weeks old

Mar 27, 2009 | Refrigerators

3 Answers

I have a Beko fridge freezer just over a year old. This is kept in an unheated garage and has just stopped working. The light is on so the power is OK. The manual does say that thew fridge should not be...


Switch off fridge unscew & lower stat & light housing, note positions of blue doulble wire & red/grey, the blue wire spade is permanent live for light, fit red/grey to this spade the motor should then run,I let it run for 5mins then replaced wires to there normal position,I think it is due to fridge not running enough when cold. it worked for me so try it. (at your own risk.) best of luck.

Dec 04, 2008 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Kenmore coldspot


hi thanks for the question i would check the cold control what is happening is that the fridge gets cold enough but because of this bad control it wont send power to the rest of the fridge replace cold control thanks the appliance doc

Sep 22, 2008 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

1 Answer

The power works and the interior lights work but it wont get cold. It's a DEC fridge and it's about 2 years old


Hi Boatgc,

You say, the power works and the interior lights work but it wont get cold. It's a DEC fridge and it's about 2 years old.

Is the freezer also not cold?
If the fridge is not cold and the freexer is!!!
There are a couple things to sheck.
Let me know!
Huuum

Sep 21, 2008 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Cold freezer warm fridge.


That sound was the evaporator fan motor in the freezer. This circulates the cold air from the freezer into the fresh food section. If this is not running you need to check for power to it. If the fan has power to it but not running, replace it. It should be located behind freezers back wall inside of freezer near top.

Oct 09, 2007 | Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Candy CPCA240FFK Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Logo

335 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Candy Refrigerators Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4638 Answers

Shafky Khan

Level 2 Expert

85 Answers

Are you a Candy Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...