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Zanussi frost free fridge freezer leaking water at back

Hi,

I purchased my frost free zanussi fridge-freezer 20 months ago from Comet. It has now developed a leak at the back near the bottom left, where there's a small white box attached to the fridge (I don't know what the purpose of the box is as it isn't specified in the manual).

I'm hoping it's not a technical fault, so far I have tried cleaning the dust from the back and increasing the freezer temperature but to no avail.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you!

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  • khadejah_beg May 16, 2009

    Hi bobicehouse,

    The model no. is ZNB4051S.

    Many Thanks :)


  • khadejah_beg May 16, 2009

    Hi,

    I already have a copy of the manual, but the manual has no information regrading my problem. As I mentioned above, it doesn't even tell me the name of the part which I have detected the leak is coming from - I just thought that would be a good place to start.

    Thanks anyway


  • khadejah_beg May 16, 2009

    Yep its a white box attached to the bottom left of the fridge. There is water definitely coming from the electrical box, and ive checked for moisture along the defrost tube just above, but there is none.
    Why would there be water leaking from the electric box of all places??? (*confused*) I will try and remove it and let you know the outcome :)


  • khadejah_beg May 16, 2009

    Ok I've removed the electrical box and there was a lot of water accumulated on top of it. The defrost water tube exits into teh evaporator tray which is dry. However there is mositure just above the area where the electrical box was. There is no obvious source. Once again, confused!




  • khadejah_beg May 16, 2009

    No the exit point is dry.

  • khadejah_beg May 16, 2009

    You mean its missing insulation? How can I check for this and is this easily solved?




  • khadejah_beg May 16, 2009

    Ok so are you suggesting that the electrical box hasn;t been insulated? I'm not sure i understand how this would cause water to leak.

    Where woud I insert the foam? And also would this come under a maufacturing fault?

  • khadejah_beg May 16, 2009

    Thank you so much for your help. Please could you explain how exactly this would cause a leak.

  • khadejah_beg May 16, 2009

    Thank you so much for your help. Please could you explain how exactly this would cause a leak.

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 11, 2010

    Please post a model number.

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Here is a link for your unit's manual: http://www.serviceforce.co.uk/pdfs/U30164.pdf

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  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    Sorry, let me see what I can find. Some manufacturers are hesitant about posting service even for technicians.

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    Looking at the back of the unit is this on the left hand side attached to the refrigerator ?

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    I was able to blow up the diagram. That is the electrical box and the defrost water tube exits just above, so check to see if it has cracked. Unplug the unit and see if you can undo the box to see if there is any moisture accumulated.

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    Look where the tube exits and see if a leak is present.

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    Again look at the exit point of the tube, it may be weeping out.

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    The area above the box may have an insulation void.

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    They use an expandable foam and it might have missed Hardware stores carry it. You drill a hole insert nozzle and pull the trigger. Just be very careful.

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    In case you are wondering :http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?...

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    Not the electrical box rather the cabinet. You could call the authorized service and have them look.

  • Robert Moller
    Robert Moller May 16, 2009

    Cold refrigerant lines going through the inside of the cabinet and warm ambient air. The insulation helps ****** condensation however a void would cause tis condensation to be excessive and it exits where ever there is any type of hole.

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