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Freezer getting ice build up cold at bottom warm at top

I cleaned all coils and defrost it but a week later it is froze up again fridge is not very cold at all

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The problem is caused by frost build up on the freezer evaporator which is behind the rear plastic wall inside the freezer.the likeley cause is the defrost timer this is located at rear of the machine to the left of the compressor it is mounted in a white box secured to the cabinet ,two screws secure the box and two secure the timer to the box remove the four connectors from the timer there are four small philips screws in the timer once removed the cover comes off the timer inside there are four sets of contacts if any are black you can be certain this is the problem get a new timer this will cure it .if the contacts are not black, the problem is to do with the sealed system gas,compressor,evaporator etc .if this is the case cut your losses buy a new one

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What is the problem when the fan is working on a fanussi zebf250w fridge freezer air cooled and there is no air coming up through vent into the fridge compartment to keep it cool

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  • billmasterso Sep 17, 2011

    bad engineering and design,what recourse do i have to have it replaced with a proper working fridge , it was replaced once before and the same problem is happening again , i am dissanchented with the zanussi brand unfortunately. billmasterson@hotmail.com

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