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The sandstrom fridge freezer model sff4ds11 not working

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Check compressor and start up capacitor

Posted on Sep 01, 2018

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SOURCE: Zanussi fridge freezer - fridge not working

The defrost cycle is not happening like it should, that's what causes the block of ice (and poor air flow). If you have all that defrosted look at the defrost bi-metal, it usually is a small round disk with a couple wires coming out of it and it's clipped on the coils. When it's cold enough, it passes electricity to the heat elements, when it gets hot enough it "opens" and kills power to the heat elements. If that is bad (swollen cracked or bloated) and not passing electricity to the elements that's the problem. Another item would be the defrost timer itself, if it doesn't work (no clock motor turning) then it will never go into defrost. And the last and usually least expected failure would be the heat element themselves not working

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Fridge stopped working, freezer still works

Light going out is a separate problem. If the freezer is still working and the fan in the freezer operating check for frost on the back wall. If there is frost on the back wall you have a defrost system problem.
Possible open heater, bad timer, or defrost thermostat. If the freezer is not working check for power to it. Reset the breaker if necessary.
If the light went out because of some power loss the freezer would not be working.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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SOURCE: I have an Amana bottom

If the coils were really dirty, the compressor is probably just overheated. Let it cool down overnight then try again. If it still won't stay running it needs serviced. Could be the start relay or internal overload/overheat sensor in the compressor. If the coils were really dirty and it was used like this for a long time, the compressor could be damaged. It is almost never worth replacing a compressor in a home refrigerator.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice maker stopped working, plus fridge not cold, but freezer o.k.

I would check that fan motor in the freezer section is running. it distributes cold air from freezer into refrig section also if this motor is running the top portion of freezer will not get cold enough to allow ice production. the motor is easy to repl and is mod# specific you should be able to buy one online.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Fridge on Zanussi ZX56SI has stopped working but freezer fine

check in your frezzer on the back wall if its all frosted up u have a defrost problem u can unplug and let thaw fgor 4 or 5 hrs plug back in and wilkl work till u can have it serviced if no frost u might a bad fan or a damper control

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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