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Fridge freezer exposed to fire smoke and not cooling down

Hi our fridge freezer got exposed to soot from a house fire, we've cleaned it up, switched on and all sounds well but it's not cooling down at all? any ideas?

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Re: fridge freezer exposed to fire smoke and not cooling...

Sounds like you may possibly have caused some damage when you cleaned it up - can you talk us through exactly what you did to it and how badly it needed "cleaning" - was it caked in soot etc. How hot do you think it got during the fire? if it got much above 60 celcius for any length of time what can happen is that the refrigerant gas boils enough that it will overwhelm all the seals. only real way to check is get a fridge repair guy to test it for leaks and refrigerant content, be careful not to run it too much in case this is the problem - can be fixed but running it won't do it any favours. Hope this helps, please post back with a bit more detail and hopefully we will have more of an idea what the problem could be :)

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