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Fridge freezer not working after power cut

We had a power cut for about three hours, when i went to the fridge i noticed that it was not very cold so turned the temperature down , later went to freezer and food had started defrosting all lights come on but not working, please help

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If the fan motor is running at the compressor you should first replace the compressor start relay.
If the fan motor at the compressor is not running replace the defrost control.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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