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SMEG FA550X I recently purchased a SMEG FA550X two days later my house was hit by a flash flood and the fridge freezer was submerged in 3ft of water for some hours, I have dried the appliance and plugged it in, the compressor seems to be trying to pump after a few minutes alarms ring, is there any way i can maybe free up the pump could it be simply in need of a bit of lube? any help at all would be greatly appreciated. regards Matt

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Its not possible for water to get in your pump, its a sealed unit, and runs in oil/gas mixture I would look for water in any motor relays, and wiring junction boxes.

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