Question about Zanussi ZX99 / 5 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Freezer is overheating, when it gets to -11c alarm goes off, fridge section is ok. I would have thought the thermostat would turn on the compressor and/or fan inside the freezer to lower the temp. but it doesn't. After a long time everything eventually seems to get going and it brings down the temperature in the freezer, but not before the food has started to defrost! Engineer came out and put mastic round the pipe at the rear of freezer and it's ok in the winter but in warm weather the alarm is going off all the time. Appliance is 18 months old
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Zanussi ZX99/5SI
I had this problem with my ZX99. In my case it was caused by faulty temp sensors not making the defrost system kick into place. The defrost cycle works by heating an element for every week or so for a few minutes.
Posted on Aug 01, 2007
it is going into defrost,not enough frozen items in freezer to hold temperature down. if you bought it july last year.it should still be under waranty
Posted on Feb 27, 2008
use screw drivers, 1/4 & 5/16 nut drivers , to remove panel and any trim required, usually not required. remove braket with either nutdriver, replace and reassemble , simple.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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Mar 04, 2015 | Westinghouse Refrigerators
If there is no cooling
at all on the fridge section but the freezer works then it is confirmed that
the compressor and gas pressure is OK. Now shut off the fridge and leave it
powered off while you clean and check the evaporator for frost. If frost is
seen it is a good indication as the compressor is working with sufficient gas
Now after about 6 hours plug in the fridge to start. Observe cooling to happen in about one hour and ice to from under three hours.
Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if ice forms in the freezer then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked. Frost formation without defrosting could block the air flow and so shut the air passage to the fridge. Also the blower fan must work and if this is not working then the fan can be faulty. Also a fault on the control unit is a suspect to non functioning of any one of these components.
If defrost timer works but frost keeps forming check while the compressor shuts if the heaters are working, check continuity of the heaters.
So try this test using a multi-meter on the defrost timer and the thermostat and make your observations so that we come to the solution.
Please check the link below for tips to remove the panels/parts: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/fridges-and-freezers/a/2
Jan 11, 2013 | Refrigerators
Feb 13, 2012 | Refrigerators
The compressor just keeps on running.The problem is weak
compressor.The refrigerant in the compressor is got low.The compressor
is weak.The compressor needs to be replaced.-------------- The working procedure of
this unit is as follows: --- The compressor starts then it cools the freezer
section. When the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts
functioning. In this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the
cool air in the freezer section is passed to the fridge section and the fridge
section gets cold. The air from freezer to refrigerator passes from the
section, in that section the damper is located.------------ But as you mentioned
that freezer not cooling this indicates problem with compressor.When compressor
cools the freezer section then fridge section gets cold.If freezer section is
not getting properly cold then fridge section will not cool properly/.So the
problem relates to compressor.---------- In the compressor there is a
refrigerant called FREON.With the help of this Freon the compressor cools the
freezer section.Freon is a gaseous type cooling agent.The compressor will stop
cooling when coolant gets leaked from its chamber.--------- Again recharging the
Freon is possible, but the cost for that recharging is approx the cost of new
compressor.So its always advisable to get compressor replaced.Because new
compressor has warranty for few years.------------------ You can get required
parts from from online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from
searspartsdirect online site. --------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
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