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Consul gas fridge .freezer working fridge not.

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  • kingsthings Dec 25, 2008

    Hey there Guru, Consul GAS fridge " NO electrical connection".
    From my own investigation it would seem that the problem is a) faulty or dirty burner jet. (( unlikely as the flame seems good)) b)blockage in coolant pipes.( Would the freezer still work?) or my favourite c) Broken thermostat (not electric.not electric) quoted $389.00 au Think I'll buy a new fridge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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First, I think it’s important to know that the Ref side has no cooling coils, it’s basically a box and the cold air in the freezer is blown over by a fan through a channel into the Ref side. This channel has a door which regulates how much cold air goes through. You probably have two control knobs in the Ref side, one controls the temp with numbers 1-9, 9 being the coldest. This temp control tells the compressor how long to run. The other control is for that little door and it may have letters A-E, E being the coldest. If you set it on E (coldest) then this will close that little door and keep most the cold air in the freezer.

Now, why is that cold air not getting over to the Ref side?
1. The little door is not open.
check your control setting. You should be able to feel air coming through the channel on the Ref side.

2. The fan in the freezer is not working.
You can hear this fan running when you open the freezer.

3. The coils on the freezer side are clogged with ice which won't let the fan circulate the air over to the Ref side.
This is a failure of the defrost system.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • Ron Buice
    Ron Buice Dec 25, 2008

    Sorry for the misinformation.

    Thanks for pointing that little tid bit of info (GAS). I better read these post a little closer. Even with gas the evaporator coils should have a light coat of frost all over, if not then there is a blockage or it is low on coolant.



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