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Fishe & Paykel fridge drain electricity cause power serge

I have a F & P fidge < 5 years old (freezer at the bottom) . The fridge is draining power and cuase intermittent power surge which result in the electricity circle break and power supply failure.

I am unsure whether this is related to the compressor or the motor. Should I get a new fridge or this could be a simple problem which could be ratified by a qualified repeairer?

The fridge is generally working fine apart from draing electricity and cuase circle break.

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Heya Helen,

On the old F n P fridges they use to use a 12v motor that was open shaft, there fore it wouldnt have a earth on it. Althou it can still over current. In lame mans turns I would say that it would be the compressor.

In terms of replacement, a new compressor in generally a third of what a new fridge cost. It would be a good idea if you didnt have the money for a new fridge but on that you dont get a warrenty. If you could get a domestic refrig tech out he would be able to quote on repairs.

Hope that helps

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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