Question about AEG S72348KA ST STEEL Refrigerator

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Tripped earth leakage, i made sure element in freezer was secure, had trouble once before, tried fridge again ,light came on but no sign of fridge kicking in.i just nned to know whether it is serious or an easy fix. Don't live close to repairers. Regards Evan We have the same problem with our AEG Santo 72348. Firstly a mouse(!) crawled up into the PC board and blew the whole thing. We struggled to find a repairer here in Australia and eventually shipped the parts in from South Africa. We found someone to repair the fridge for us but when we got it back the moment we plugged it in the tripped the earth leakage on the house. The repairer cannot find the problem and his solution is to just "lay a new dedicated cable from the distribution board for the fridge". That's no solution for me. PLEASE has someone got any ideas?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, let's review the basics:

  • tripped earth leakage - is a protection system more sensitive that the standard breakers. It measure if the current coming in is equal to the current coming out of circuit. If not then it will assume that a small part of the current does not flow out the other wire but rather "leaks" to the ground/earth.
  • light came sign of fridge kicking in - either the logic controller board is faulty or the compressor/starting capacitor (if used) is faulty.
The easiest way to test for an earth leakage fault in your refrigerator is to unplug the unit, use a DVM or VOM set to the highest resistance range of X100 and test both the prongs of the AC plug against the exposed metal part of the body of the refrigerator. In an ideal world, there should be none. Since the logic controller board may be using relays to switch on other components in the refrigerator, it might be to your advantage to do the same with the different wirings/components internal to the unit. Pls pay special focus on the compressor motor and the starting capacitor (if one is used), the transformer that supplies the power for the logic controller and all others.

The general idea is that none of the wirings in and out should have a resistance reading/connection to the body of the refrigerator or to be more exact, any metal part that the user can and may touch.

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First check wiring of your Refrigerator, may be there is problem of wiring.Also check that there is a power booster condenser on the Refrigerator back side is working properly or not.

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Itjust sounds like a stuck or broken switch& look on inside of door to see if stuck before you change it ..and no this is not going to affect the unit at all

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