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Indesit fridge freezer (2 years old) not getting cold

Hi I have a fridge freezer that is around 2 years old, the compressor runs but the appliance doesnt get colder (fridge or freezer ) I dont think we have accidently de gased it , I was going to change the thermostat but there seems little point when the compressor is clearly running ( +you can hear fluid in the system ) Id be grateful for any clues.. (Ps it is an upright indesit model not and Engel as described above.. Thankyou.

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Re: Indesit fridge freezer (2 years old) not getting...

If compressor is running, then you are correct in saying no point in replacing stat. by sounds of it you have a faulty compressor fault or a syatem fault - impossible to dignose by remotely. this is not a diy job i'm afraid

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