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Fridge not working properly

This is a used fridge which was supposed to be working fully OK but was mistakenly laid flat during transportation and would not run when switched on afterwards. However, it did start working again after being left standing fully upright for several days. Due to events it was left uninstalled and switched off for several months and, just prior to installing, have discovered it is now not working properly. If left in upright position it now doesn't run (doesn't cool and compressor not running). If stood leaning forward by about 30 degrees from vertical it starts running OK and cools OK but stops when placed fully upright again. A second query is how can I remove the thermostat knob and cover ? Although not likely to be the cause of above problem I thought to check it out anyway but there are no obvious screw fixings so cannot open and access and do not want to risk forcing and breaking anything. Your advice re both problems will be much appreciated.

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  • Bill Corner Jan 06, 2013

    Am unable to think of additional information to further explain problem except to clarify that I am asking if anyone can advise what could be the cause of this rather strange problem. i.e. what could be the reason that it will not run when stood upright but working when placed in a position sloping forward by about 30 to 45 degrees.

  • Bill Corner Jan 09, 2013

    Further information addition - stopped responding when tilted fowards by 30 to 45 degress but started up again when tilted backwards similiarly. Could a shortage of gas cause this strange behaviour ? Note that when failing to work, not cooling, the compressor does not run at all but does run when it decides to start working.

  • Bill Corner Jan 16, 2013

    No suggestions so far which rather disappointing. Have realised that I omitted the fridge data previously and maybe this might help - it is a Neff (integral) fridge model K5624XOGB/31



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